Transport on Track

Useful addresses

CLEAPSS School Science Service:
http://www.cleapss.org.uk

Farnell:
http://www.farnell.com

Frizinghall Models & Railways:
http://www.meccanoshop.co.uk/index.html

Griffin Education:
http://www.griffin-education.co.uk/index.php

JPR Electronics:
http://www.jprelec.co.uk

Maplin Electronics Ltd:
http://www.maplin.co.uk

Philip Harris/Unilab:
http://www.philipharris.co.uk

RS:
http://rswww.com

Scientific and Chemical Supplies Ltd:
http://www.scichem.co.uk

Student Book

Activity 10 A simple electric motor
Motor demonstration program:
http://www.walter-fendt.de/ph11e/electricmotor.htm

6.1 How safe is safe?
Read about the teething problems of high-tech tilting trains on the BBC website:
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/2995355.stm

Acceptable risk?
Rail Safety & Standards Board?s report. Taking safe decisions ? how Britain?s railways take decisions that affect safety:
http://www.rssb.co.uk/pdf/safety/taking_safe_decisions/RouteToTakingSafeDecisions.pdf

and a summary:
http://www.rssb.co.uk/pdf/reports/How%20safe%20is%20safe%20enough%20-%20Executive%20Summary.pdf

Resource Pack

Activity and additional sheets

Activity 1: Getting on track

Sites with information about Eurostar:
The European Railway Server:
http://www.railfaneurope.net/list_frameset.html
Eurostar website:
http://www.eurostar.com/UK/uk/leisure/about_eurostar.jsp

Top ten curious facts about Eurostar:
http://www.eurostar.com/UK/uk/leisure/about_eurostar/on_the_move/top_ten_facts.jsp

Information about safety engineering from ERA Technology:
http://www.era.co.uk/case/SE_CS2.asp

Safety on Eurostar ? Train Protection Warning Systems (TPWS) and Automatic Train Protection (ATP):
http://danger-ahead.railfan.net/reports/rep2000/uk_rae_report20000222.html

Railway Technology: a railway industry website where you can find out about The HS1 link, Channel Tunnel, Pendolino and other trains and train companies:
http://www.railway-technology.com

Safety testing new trains:
http://www.microlink.co.uk/gec.html

The Japanese bullet train:
http://www.o-keating.com/hsr/bullet.htm

Glossary of railway terminology:
http://www.railway-technical.com/newglos.shtml

An overview of the high-speed 1 (HS1) project:
http://www.eurostar.com/pdf/procurement/HS1projectoverview.pdf

High speed rail in Spain:
http://www.railway-technology.com/projects/spain/
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/feb/02/spain.railtravel

Activity 10: A simple electric motor

Motor demonstration program:
http://www.walter-fendt.de/ph11e/electricmotor.htm

Activity 31: Drawing the line

Websites about high-speed rail lines:
Japanese bullet train
http://www.o-keating.com/hsr/bullet.htm

An overview of the high-speed 1 project
http://www.eurostar.com/pdf/procurement/HS1projectoverview.pdf

High-speed rail in Spain
http://www.railway-technology.com/projects/spain/
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2008/feb/02/spain.railtravel

An overview of the high-speed 1 (HS1) project:
http://www.eurostar.com/pdf/procurement/HS1projectoverview.pdf

Activity 32: Choosing the route

The website of London School of Economics library has collections of pamphlets on the railways:
http://www.lse.ac.uk/
Follow these links:
Library > Collections > Major print collections > Pamphlets > Transport > Railways

The UK government Department for Transport (DfT) website has many documents about the construction of the Channel Tunnel link, including one about regeneration benefits:
http://www.dft.gov.uk/pgr/rail/pi/ctrl/

The Tonbridge & Malling Borough Council website explains compulsory purchase orders:
http://www.tmbc.gov.uk/cgi-bin/buildpage.pl?mysql=1019

The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors website contains an article about compulsory purchase:
http://www.rics.org/Knowledgezone/Journalsandmagazines/RICSBusiness/compulsory_120307.htm

The DfT website has a document called Environment and heritage regarding the channel tunnel rail link:
http://www.dft.gov.uk/pgr/rail/pi/ctrl/

The Kent local authority website has information about Bluebell Hill:
http://www.kent.gov.uk/leisure-and-culture/explore-kent/parks-and-open-spaces/blue-bell-hill-picnic-site.htm

The English Nature website has information about the Wouldham to Detling Escarpment:
http://www.english-nature.org.uk/Special/sssi/

Teacher Notes

Activity 9: An electromagnetic force

Interactive diagrams (applets) on Walter Fendt?s website:
http://www.walter-fendt.de/ph11e/index.html

Further reading

Website of Channel Tunnel Publications:
http://www.channeltunnel.co.uk/

Technician Notes

Software and data loggers

Crocodile Clips:
http://www.crocodile-clips.com/

Dartfish Video Software Solutions:
http://www.dartfish.com/en/software/dartfish-connect/index.htm

Data Harvest:
http://www.data-harvest.co.uk

Multimedia Motion:
http://www.csmedia.demon.co.uk

Pico Technology Ltd:
http://www.picotech.com

Sciencescope:
http://www.sciencescope.co.uk

Vernier:
http://www.vernier.com/

Video

Institute of Physics Video Library:
http://www.iop.org/activity/education/Projects/Other Resources/Institute_of_Physics_Resources/page_6460.html

Activity 28: Impact forces and crumple zones

A version of the activity for use with a force sensor and DrDAQ is available for download from the Pico Technology website where it is included in the list of SHAP experiments:
http://www.picotech.com/experiments/impact_forces/index.html