Working Group 19
IEEE Rail Transit Vehicle Interface Standards Committee
OCS Subcommittee

IEEE Std P-1628, Recommended Practice for Maintenance for Overhead Contact Systems for Transit Systems

Michael Lewis
Michael Lewis
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Jeffrey Wharton

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The standard has been accepted and approved by the IEEE and is now an official standard

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This recommended practice provides overhead contact system maintenance practices and procedures including maintenance techniques, site inspection and test procedures, and maintenance tolerances, for heavy rail, light rail, and trolley bus systems.
There are no known Industry-wide guidelines. Guidelines will result in improved reliability and reduced maintenance costs of Overhead Contact Systems for transit.

Most Recent Draft Standard is now official and must be purchased from the IEEE

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