Issue No. 1
Now on test British Rail's best
This is the Advanced Passenger Train (APT for short). It is British
Rail's Inter-City train of the future.
Three of these 125 mph electric expresses are being built by British
Rail Engineering Ltd., and the first one is due in public service between
Glasgow and London in 1979.
Before then, extensive testing of APT will be carried out on the
More information about APT is contained in a Staff Booklet available
from your Area or Divisional Manager.
Issue No. 2
On track with APT
The first Advanced Passenger Train arrived at Shields Depot, Glasgow,
in February and is currently undergoing a series of brake, tilt and other
technical trials to be followed by regular test runs between Glasgow and
These test runs are designed to prove the reliability of equipment
which will eventually be subjected to several thousand miles of public
service operations each week.
Initial staff training has begun and will get into full swing over the
next few months.
Have you received your APT Staff Information brochure? If not, ask your
Area or Depot Manager for a copy.
Issue No. 3
The APT now arriving…
The Advanced Passenger Train has made its first 125 mph runs between
Glasgow and Euston.
Brake, tilt and C.C.E.'s track tests are complete and crew training is
well under way.
Regular trials between Glasgow and London start next March giving you
all the opportunity to become familiar with day-to-day operation of APT.
Passenger services are planned for next Summer.
See also the predicted energy crisis posters.
If you have any other posters of the APT-P -
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by R G Latham