Tunnel

TUNNEL

DESCRIPTION

Curved 5-ring brick arch Victorian tunnel comprising Zone 3 of the test track. The tunnel dates back to 1850 and, as such, presents a mixture of environmental conditions including dry areas, wet areas and areas that have a build-up of mineral deposits.

DIMENSIONS

870m (L) x 8m (W) x 5.6m (H)

USES

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

FEATURES

  • Curved 5-ring brick arch Victorian tunnel
  • W12 gauge
  • Comprises Zone 3 of test track
  • Emergency lighting system
  • Leaky feeder antenna
  • Power outlets at regular intervals 
  • Mix of environmental conditions
  • Space to construct a parallel second test track

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
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