July 3 2017

PROSE performs an extensive test campaign on behalf of Bombardier

In an extensive test campaign, our engineers test the new long-distance double-deck train unit of the type Twindexx, which has been manufactured by Bombardier. The Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) have ordered 62 trains of this type, which are going to be the backbone of the Swiss long-distance transport.

At present, between 8 and 15 engineers from our accredited test laboratories in Winterthur und Berlin test three high-speed double-deck train units together with our long-standing customer Bombardier, i.e. the IC200, the IC100 and the IR100.

The requirements for these new double-deck train units are extremely high: The speed has to be increased on the Bern – Lausanne line to gain a few decisive minutes so that the integral timetable can be extended in Switzerland. Due to the Swiss topography with its many curves the trains are equipped with a system that compensates the swaying so that they can be operated at a higher speed in the curves at the same degree of comfort.

The higher speed is the main aspect of the testing of the rail vehicles, which consists of numerous test runs. Moreover, current collector tests are made, the electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) is tested and further electrical measurements and torsion vibration measurements are performed as they have to be demonstrated to gain access to the Swiss rail network.

Other PROSE news

June 6 2018
PROSE Testing - now also in Denmark

New lines, new signalling systems, new rolling stock – it really looks like the Railway Industry in Denmark is looking at a bright future. It’s safe to say that more is going to happen during the next 10 - 15 years than during the previous 50…with all the challenges that such a spike in progress will bring along.

May 17 2018
PROSE works on behalf of BMVI on Innovative Freight Car project

PROSE is working on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Transport (BMVI) on the noise and energy consumption measurements of the “Innovative Freight Car” project. This project is one of BMVI's measures to reduce rail traffic noise by 2020. The "Innovative Freight Car" project aims at investigating possibilities of migration towards noise reduction and more energy efficient technologies in freight wagons.

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