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.
For ease of reference the Rail Development and Test Site is broken down into four zones – click each zone to see more detail:
From the site entrance to the Castle Hill overbridge
From the Castle Hill overbridge to the tunnel
Through the tunnel
From the tunnel to the end of the test track
KEY AREAS OF THE TEST SITE
Rail Test Loop
Alumicart & Trailer
Rail Test Track
Split Level Platform
Mule Vehicle (Car 10)
The Black Country Innovative Manufacturing Organisation (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.