Alstom has officially opened its new bogie facility in the north west, which will be used to overhaul a variety of train fleets. Opened by Sir Richard Leese, leader of Manchester City Council, the centre is capable of overhauling up to 22 Pendolino bogie sets, which incorporate a complex tilt mechanism, every week. During the work, a total of 56 trains, consisting of Pendolino vehicles, will be overhauled, which will include 1, bogies; 3, interior and exterior doors; and 1. Other systems and components overhauled during the work include heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems, external doors, brake indicators, disabled toilet doors, pantographs, transformers, and traction control. Additionally, around 60 new roles have been created as a result of the work being undertaken at the new facility.
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The manufacturer has developed a new test bench at the site to add up its existing validation equipment and tools. The test bench can accommodate complete bogies, including underframe, suspensions, transmission and engines.
It was designed in response to the opening up of the railway market and the reduction of train development times. The test bench will speed up product reliability processes to ensure a more efficient start-up, and will enable Alstom to integrate and manage all design phases of a new bogie from development to fine-tuning and validation.
The agecny is asking for all passengers to cooperate and take responsibility for their own actions. The two contracts represent a combination of eight cab cars and 20 coaches and include options for 33 additional railcars.
The line will run on a 4. It is scheduled to begin testing and operations in We respect your data and privacy. Serving school transportation professionals in the U. Rail Alstom opens bogie test and validation center Posted on September 28, Metra outlines plans as Chicago area begins to reopen The agecny is asking for all passengers to cooperate and take responsibility for their own actions.
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Alstom starts building bogies for Montreals new metro cars. Visit our media section and follow the link "Press contacts". Alstom today inaugurated its new 55,square-foot bogie manufacturing plant located in the cutting-edge industrial complex in Sorel-Tracy, Quebec. The bogie, which has been designed to meet the STMs requirements, is a unit that supports the metro car and includes the drive, braking and suspension mechanisms that ensure passengers comfort and safety.
Alstom opens bogie test and validation center
Visit our media section and follow the link "Press contacts". It was designed in response to the opening up of the railway market and the reduction of train development times and its objective is threefold: to capitalize on the companys technical know-how, to speed up product reliability processes, and to ensure a more efficient startup. Four to six months of tests to simulate 30 years of commercial service Alstom is a rail sector multi-specialist and innovation is core to all of its activities. Its new test centre allows it to develop its expertise with regard to bogies, essential components for train performance and safety. In particular, it will enable Alstom to integrate and manage all design phases of a new bogie, from development to fine-tuning and validation.
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Posted: 26 November No comments yet. From the outset of the TGV development, it appeared that articulated train architecture would be the most suitable solution to satisfy the objectives of safety, comfort and cost-efficiency. Once the general architecture of the trainset was adopted, it was necessary to define the bogie architecture and its main characteristics. This first test campaign led to the development of bogie architecture with the traction motor and the gearbox mounted under the carbody in order to optimise the mass distribution. The result of these studies was a prototype named Z with a wheel base of 2. Regarding the ride quality, the architecture of the TGV with the articulated trainset is also a great advantage because it allowed the achievement of optimum uncoupling between the bogie and the carbodies by the use of a pneumatic suspension with very low frequencies of about 0.
Our extensive catalogue of bogies meets the needs of operators of all rail solutions ranging from tramway up to very high-speed passenger rail, i. Adapted to suit all environments and conditions of use, our bogies are built to cater to a range of track gauges and axle loads and to function optimally at a variety of operating speeds and in extreme climates. Alstom bogies have a specific total cost-of-ownership focus: our tram bogies for instance are the lightest on the market, reducing track wear and energy consumption, and therefore the costs relating to operations and infrastructure maintenance. They are also easy to maintain, in particular thanks to our range of spare parts, tailored maintenance and repair services.