Topic: Railway test tracks

Welsh railway test centre ready to be built

An opencast mine in Wales will be the construction ground for a brand new railway testing center. At the Global Centre of Rail Excellence, rolling stock, infrastructure and new technology will be tested in the...Read more
|Comment|author: Esther Geerts

Thales to install ETCS Level 2 in Finland

Thales has been selected to provide and install ETCS Level 2 signalling on the Kotka-Kouvola-Hamina line. It will be the first ETCS Level 2 track in Finland, which will prepare for the launch a nation-wide...Read more
|Comment|author: Esther Geerts
NS InterCity Next Generation train, source: Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS)

Dutch ICNG train being tested in Czechia

Dutch rail operator Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS) launched trials of the InterCity Next Generation (ICNG) train. The five-car vehicle has run the first kilometres on the Velim railway test circuit in Czechia. The ICNG train will...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
RA-3 railbus, source: Transmashholding

New Russian railbus on test tracks

Russian manufacturer Metrovagonmash, part of Transmashholding, is testing the brand new railbus RA-3. The trials are running on the range of Russian Railway Research Institute (VNIIZhT) in Shcherbinka, Moscow region. The certification tests will go...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Track installation, source: ProRail

ProRail to install first test track

Dutch railway infrastructure manager ProRail will install the first one-kilometre test track at the Rail Centre in Amersfoort. The railway line will be constructed outdoors to provide practical tutorials for rail staff and to implement...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko