Category: Metrolink

AMTRACK NATIONAL RAILROAD PASSENGER CORPORATION

National passenger rail service which shares track with Metrolink under contract with the Southern Califronia Regional Rail Aurothity (SCRRA) to provide passenger rail service in Orange, Riverside, San Bernadino and Ventura Counties. Metrolink monthly passes can be used as proof…

AMTRAK

Rail services operator for Metrolink under contract with the Southern California Regional Rail Authority (SCRRA). Amtrak is the passenger rail service operator in the United States with service in 46 states throughout a 22,000-mile route system.

CAB INDICATOR-AUDIBLE

An alerting device, located in a transit vehicle cab equipped with cab signals, designed to sound when cab signal changes and continues to sound until acknowledged.

CAB SIGNAL DISPLAY

An indication in the train operator’s cab which conveys the automatic cab signal aspects and indicates the prevailing speed command.

CAB SIGNAL MODE

A form of manual train control wherein the operator controls the speed of the vehicle in accordance with cab signal aspect displayed on the cab signal display.

CABOOSE

Car placed on the rear of freight trains for train crew to ride. Usually equipped with seats, desk, and a cupola or bay windows to enhance employees forward visibility in inspecting train. By the 1990s most freight trains operated without…

CANCELLATION

Also called “abandonment”; scheduled train interval aborted due to equipment and/or operational problems; can be at departure terminal or while train is en route.

CANOPY

An overhanging roof structure covering a portion or all of the platform protecting patrons from rain and sun.