Test and validation centre, Wegberg-Wildenrath


The Test and validation centre, Wegberg-Wildenrath German: Prüf- und Validationscenter Wegberg-Wildenrath is a railway test centre owned by Siemens Mobility near Wildenrath in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany1

Test and validation centre, Wegberg-Wildenrath

connection and T1 Oval, T3 track

Legend
connection to railway network of DB AG German Rail
DB AG passing loop
flat crossing only installed when needed
connection from yard to T1 Oval
T3 track
passed loop on T1 Oval
to yard
Test and validation centre, Wegberg-Wildenrath T2 Oval, T3/4/5 track

Urban Rail Blue - T2 Oval
Standard Rail Red - T3 Track
Disused Rail light red - T4 track

Legend
connection to T1 Oval
to yards
line off to DB AG
Connecting loop to DB AG

Contents

  • 1 History
  • 2 Testing
  • 3 See also
  • 4 References
  • 5 External links

Historyedit

The centre is on the former RAF Wildenrath British military airfield After the airfield closed in 1992, it was taken over by Siemens who opened the test and validation centre in June 1997 By 2007, the railway test tracks had taken over considerable areas of the airfield, with all but the western threshold and overrun of the runway obliterated The north-east dispersal is completely taken over by sidings, workshops and loops Of the southern dispersals, the central and eastern are bisected by the main railway oval test track

There are ovals of track for testing trains, and various electrification systems2

Testingedit

Overview of the Wildenrath railway test track

As well as Siemens the test tracks are also used by competitors such as Alstom and Bombardier Transportation1

There are standard gauge and metre gauge tracks2 The facility is used for technical acceptance tests and approvals of locomotives,3 rolling stock and trams4 under operating conditions, and personnel training It has been equipped for trials with Galileo5

See alsoedit

  • Energy portal
  • Trains portal
  • Transportation Technology Center, Inc

Referencesedit

  1. ^ a b "Independent testing at Wildenrath" Railway Gazette International 1 September 2002 
  2. ^ a b "Railway tests and test infrastructure right in the heart of Europe" PDF Siemens Mobility 
  3. ^ "Siemens Vectron revealed" wwwrailcolornet 29 June 2010 
  4. ^ "Next-generation Citadis tram on test" Railway Gazette International 5 September 2008 
  5. ^ "Siemens railway test site equipped for Galileo trials" Railway Gazette International 10 August 2009 

External linksedit

  • Test- and Validationcenter Wegberg-Wildenrath, Siemens Mobility
  • Railway tests and test infrastructure right in the heart of Europe, Siemens Mobility

Coordinates: 51°06′57″N 6°13′05″E / 5111583°N 621806°E / 5111583; 621806 "Weiche auf T3 Richtung T2"



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