Recommended Practice

Vehicle Communication Systems Periodic Inspection and Maintenance


This Recommended Practice provides guidance for the periodic inspection and maintenance of communication systems mounted on rail transit vehicles.

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Document Number Version Publication Date Publication Related Information
APTA RT-VIM-RP-013-03 Rev. 2 03/31/2012 Published Current


communications, heavy rail, light rail, periodic inspection and maintenance


The communications system is critical for train operation and passenger safety. This Recommended Practice serves as the framework for developing inspection, maintenance and test procedures to achieve safe and reliable operation of the following communication equipment typically installed in heavy and light rail vehicles: public address (PA) systems, passenger emergency intercoms, door closing warning systems, radio communications systems and vehicle-borne information signs.

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