Gentle passing on tracks through narrow curves


Customer: Swiss Federal Office of Transport (BAV), Switzerland

Customer benefit

  • Basis to design vehicles that do not strain tracks.
  • Vehicles are quieter in narrow curves.

Project tasks

  • Evaluate the rail-wheel forces in very narrow curves (< 250m)
  • Organisation of all rail operation services to run tests on 5 different vehicles: Loco Re 421 (SLM), Loco Re 460 (SLM), Loco Vectron (Siemens), Loco TRAXX (Bombardier), Passenger coach Typ EW IV
Testing and measurement

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