Rail Development & Test Site

DEVELOP. TEST. DEMONSTRATE. COMMERCIALISE.

The ground floor Engineering Hall, together with the rail test track, comprises the Rail Development and Test Site offering an extensive range of facilities to support the development and testing of future rail technologies.

ZONES

For ease of reference the Rail Development and Test Site is broken down into four zones – click each zone to see more detail:

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Zone 1

From the site entrance to the Castle Hill overbridge

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Zone 2

From the Castle Hill overbridge to the tunnel

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Zone 3

Through the tunnel

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Zone 4

From the tunnel to the end of the test track

KEY AREAS OF THE TEST SITE

Engineering Hall

Rail Test Loop

Platforms

Mule Vehicle 1

Shunter

Workshop

Tunnel

Rapid Charger

Mule Vehicle 2

Lifting Jacks

Rail Test Track

Siding

Mobility Hub

Alumicart

Andie McLean - Events Manager, Innovate UK Business Connect

“Working with the BCIMO on this event was a fantastic experience.  Helena and the team were highly organised, flexible, and easily contacted. We could not fault the venue on the day and would highly recommend.”

Shanaz Miah - Events Officer, Connected Places Catapult

“Thank you so much for hosting us. Your help and support definitely played a huge part in the success of the event. The venue fit our event perfectly, the space was beautiful! Catering was great and all the teams (AV, events staff etc) were super professional and helpful.”

Hannah Fortune - Connected Places Catapult

“The Venue and space were fantastic and exactly what we needed/envisioned for the insight day. The Auditorium in particular was incredible. Perfect size, audio was great and the support teams on site were amazing too – so do pass on our thanks to them too.”

Simon Spink - Innovation Alliance West Midlands

“It’s us that should be thanking you for hosting us! From my side, I can’t think of anything to fault and I overheard a lot of people mention how nice the space was!”

Robert Ampomah - Network Rail

“The venue was an excellent setting to hold this inaugural event and the positive comments I received from Universities and Network Rail teams about the opportunities offered by the facility should stand you in good stead for future requests.”

Cat Appleby - Rail Forum

“The VLRNIC has fantastic facilities in a really attractive location. It was the perfect venue for the event, and we’re delighted to be working with BCIMO on events like this.”

BCIMO is a not-for-profit Research and Technology Organisation (RTO) and operator of the Very Light Rail National Innovation Centre (VLRNIC), a unique, world-class centre for rail innovation based in Dudley in the West Midlands.

BCIMO Project Funders

BCIMO
Very Light Rail National Innovation Centre
Zoological Drive
Dudley
DY1 4AW
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