Recommended Practice

Rail Transit Vehicle Pre-Departure Inspection


This Recommended Practice provides guidance for the pre-departure inspection of systems and components on rail transit vehicles. It covers exterior inspection, interior inspection and brake system tests.

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Document Number Version Publication Date Publication Related Information
APTA RT-VIM-RP-008-03 Rev. 1 06/28/2013 Published Current


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This Recommended Practice provides guidance for the development of pre-departure inspections of rail transit vehicles. Individual rail transit systems should tailor these practices to accommodate their specific equipment and mode of operation.

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