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The grade crossings are automatically activated when the train is about ___ ' from the crossing. The time it takes between warning device activation and train arrival is approximately ___ seconds.

20 seconds


Passenger stations:
There are 22 passenger stations along the Metro Blue Line route. __ of which are in the jurisdiction of the LACoFD.



A dry standpipe system consisting of a double 2 1/2" fire department connection, located at ground level, and a single ____ fire hose valve located at platform level.

2 1/2'


Communication with the Metro Rail's Central Control Facility is possible by pushing the button at the ___________________. The panel is set on a timer and will last ____ minutes and is for emergency assistance.

Emergency Assistance Panel
3 Minutes


The ______ has an illuminated blue light and a red security box. The light only indicates the location of the box whether the power is on or off.

Emergency Trip Station


Trains on the Metro Blue Line are powered by ____ volts distributed to the cars by the Overhead Catenary System.

750 Volts


Traction Powered Sub Stations (TPSS) can be located by the ___________ on the roof of the structure.

Blue Light


Emergency Trip Station )ETS), located at the TPSS, when activated immediately de energizes that sub station and the _________________________.

Adjacent substation in either direction.


The Central Control Facility can immediately remove power in a specific area quickly through remote control of all ____________________.

Traction Powered Substations.


Traction Powered Substations should be considered ___________ at a all times



The _________ __________ at the Central Control Facility must be notified by using the telephone in the ETS whenever power is taken down and the emergency stop button is pushed.

Train Controllers


The Overhead Catenary System contains what four independent components?

1. Messenger Wire (Supports and energizes the contact wire)
2. Hanger (Provides spacing between the messenger wire and the contact wire)
3. Contact Wire (Powers the train through contact between the pantograph and the contact wire)
4. Catenary Pole ( Constant tension is made by sliding weights within the catenary poles)


The ___________ is an articulating electric power collection device fixed atop the metro car.



The height of the overhead catenary system varies from ___ to ___ '

18 to 22 feet


What is the seating capacity of a metro car?



Braking distance, non emergency, at 55 mph is within ___ ft.



The maximum speed is ___ mph.

55 mph


There are __ sliding doors on each side of the light rail car. The interior Emergency Door Releases are located above each set of passenger doors. Doors may be opened by pulling the _____ handle.

4 (book says on each side, I think its 2 each side for a total of four doors.
"Red T" Handle.


There are ___ emergency door releases on the exterior of each car.



Emergency Door Releases are located on the right front side of both the "A" and "B" ends of each car just below the operators cab. The panel is normally opened by a metro cars operators key, but emergency personnel can use a _____ or _______.

pen or pencil


All exterior windows are made of polycarbonate "Lexan" materials. Entry through these windows may be gained by using a _____ saw (with a carbide tip blade) or by removing the weather stripping.



The Pantograph is extended under ___ lbs of spring tension and can be lowered electronically from the operators cab or manually via pump. The pump is located under the ________ forward facing seat (left hand side) or the cars "A" section.

22 lbs


The batteries are nickel cadmium located under the cars right side behind the skirting on the "B" end. The batteries supplies the interior lighting system, doors, and the unit for raising and lowering the ________.



Metro link operates under contract by



Diesel Electric Locomotives:
They are equipped with a ____ thousand horse powered turbo charged engines that drives the main generator which converts mechanical energy into electrical energy. The ___ volts of DC provided by the generator drive the traction motors.

3000 horse power
600 volts


The secondary diesel electric system that each locomotive is equipped with is referred to as?

HEP Head Power Unit


The HEP system provides ___ volts AC to both the right and left sides of passenger cars.

480 volts


Air Brake and Electrical Safety Hazards:
The exterior area between the joined locomotives and / or the passenger cars is where the ___psi air brake service hoses, and the ___ volt electrical power jumper cables are located. DO NOT ATTEMPT REMOVE OR ATTEMPT TO REMOVE THESE CABLES!!!!

140 psi
480 volts


ONLY trained ___________ members can safely de energize HEP units and remove or install the power cables.

Metrolink crew


In an electrical hazard does not exist, ___ ___ shut down the diesel unit of either the locomotive or the HEP unit. Train electrical power will provide light and power to the doors for easier evacuation.

Do Not


Access to the cab area is through the (2)

Can Doors or Cab Windows


Fuel spills are a serious hazard and diesel engines must be shut down as soon as possible by metro link crew members. In emergency situations this may be accomplished by depressing either of the "_________" located above the fuel tank

Engine Fuel Cut Off Switches


Metrolink trains normally consist of one locomotive coupled with ___ to ___ bi level commuter cars. The bi level commuter cars are present in two different configurations, a _____ car and a ___ car.

Trailer Car and a Cab Car


From the exterior of the train, the CAB car may be identified by (2)

1. The letter "F" near the engineers window
2. The presence of the 5 chime horn and the headlights above the the end door.


Occupant load:
The seating capacity is 146 occupants for the trailer car, and 134 for the cab car. The maximum occupant capacity ("crush load") is _____ passengers per car.



Hazards to personnel are what (3)?

1.The Nickel Cadmium Batteries
2. The area Between the cars which the 140 psi air brake service hoses.
3. The area between the cars which the 480 volt Head End poser jumper cables


What are the 3 routes of access and egress from bilevel commuter cars?

1. End Doors
2. Side Doors
3. Windows


Opening the End Doors:

Interior: Release the safety latch to allow the door lever to function
Exterior: Simple lever type door hatch


Opening Side Doors:

Locate the emergency door release, located at each door either inside or outside. To make access, break the Lexan cover plate and pull the "Red" ring.
(In order to open the other half of the door the manual control valve located adjacent to the door behind the steel panel, must be actuated to release the pneumatic control.


Each bilevel commuter car has __ interior emergency exit windows. Four on the upper and four on the lower level on each side of the car.



All windows in the commuter car are constructed of _____________. Interior emergency exit windows are identified by a _______ at the window molding.

Lexan Polycarbonate
Red Ring


There are _ exterior emergency exit windows on each side of the car, __ on the upper level, and __ on the lower level. Identification of the exterior emergency windows is made by the _____ in the molding strip.

3 upper
2 lower


Why is the breeching of the cars walls and roof not an option?

Because of the double wall construction, and the 480 volt cable running along the interior walls and roof of the cars.


What tools are on all bi level commuter cars: (4)

Pry bar
2 mallets


What is the most accurate way to relay actual incident location to the railroad and other responding agencies?

Milepost reference


Milepost references:
Generally a post with a number placard. Mileage references may also be obtained from placards attached to ______, ________, and ________.

Signals, Crossing Gates, and Signal houses


Railroads are broken into sections know as ______ and _____ ________ is a means of identifying a section of railroad and thats by the name of the immediate block the railroad is located.

Block Signs


In addition to following Department standard reporting formats, personnel should also report (3)

1. Milepost number
2. Access Routes
3. Type of train


Notification shall be made through Command and Control as soon as possible and should include the following:

1. Name of the home railroad
2. Mile Marker or street name
3. Type of incident
4. Type of request
5. Estimated duration time