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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