Rail test Track

RAIL TEST TRACK

DESCRIPTION

Newly laid continuous welded single rail track laid to Network Rail’s 100mph standard, usable in its entirety or in individual zones (1-4), the third of which includes a curved 870m tunnel section.

DIMENSIONS

2.2km (L) x 1.4m (W)

USES

  • Vehicle performance testing
  • Track, infrastructure & lineside monitoring, maintenance & repair
  • Track, infrastructure & lineside equipment & systems testing
  • Environmental monitoring & control
  • Training location
  • Filming location

FEATURES

  • 4 individual testing zones, including curved 870m tunnel section
  • Max. 80 km/h speed limit (dependent on vehicle capabilities)
  • Standard gauge single track
  • Powered points
  • Safe walkway along entire length
  • Personal Mobile Radio (PMR) coverage along entire length
  • Single-phase electricity supply along entire length
  • 9-way ducting along entire length

Key areas of the test site

Engineering Hall

Siding

Rail Test Loop

Alumicart & Trailer

Rail Test Track

Mule (Car 10)

Workshop

Tunnel

Rapid Charger

Shunter

Split Level Platform

Mobility Hub

Lifting Jacks

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
For Sat Navs use: DY1 4AL

T // 07769 586893. E // info@bcimo.co.uk