ARTICULATED RAIL VEHICLE (ARTICULATED CAR)

1. An extra-long rail vehicle with two or more bodies connected by joint mechanisms that allow bending in curves yet provide a continuous interior. Typically, the vehicle is 56-100 ft (17-33 m) long. It is very common on light rail transit systems but is also found on several rail rapid transit systems. 2. Rapid transit cars with separate bodies that share a common center truck. 3. Rapid transit cars in consist with two trucks on each car and bodies joined so that passenger can walk between the cars. (TRB)