Dynamic responses, GPS positions and environmental conditions of two light rail vehicles in Pittsburgh

Jingxiao Liu, Siheng Chen, George Lederman, David B. Kramer, Hae Young Noh, Jacobo Bielak, James H. Garrett, Jelena Kovacevic, Mario Bergés

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We present DR-Train, the first long-term open-access dataset recording dynamic responses from in-service light rail vehicles. Specifically, the dataset contains measurements from multiple sensor channels mounted on two in-service light rail vehicles that run on a 42.2-km light rail network in the city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This dataset provides dynamic responses of in-service trains via vibration data collected by accelerometers, which enables a low-cost way of monitoring rail tracks more frequently. Such an approach will result in more reliable and economical ways to monitor rail infrastructure. The dataset also includes corresponding GPS positions of the trains, environmental conditions (including temperature, wind, weather, and precipitation), and track maintenance logs. The data, which is stored in a MAT-file format, can be conveniently loaded for various potential uses, such as validating anomaly detection and data fusion as well as investigating environmental influences on train responses.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Number of pages1
JournalScientific data
Issue number1
StatePublished - Aug 12 2019


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Information Systems
  • Education
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty
  • Library and Information Sciences

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Liu, J., Chen, S., Lederman, G., Kramer, D. B., Noh, H. Y., Bielak, J., Garrett, J. H., Kovacevic, J., & Bergés, M. (2019). Dynamic responses, GPS positions and environmental conditions of two light rail vehicles in Pittsburgh. Scientific data, 6(1). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41597-019-0148-9