Deutsche Bahn

Vehicles

We have measuring vehicles that can be used for many different purposes, including for tilting systems and high-speed rail services.

Acquire all the information you need here, in detail, about our vehicles and specially trained employees.


Measurement train for vehicle response measurements and component trial testing 

Train configuration:

The train comprises two power cars of class 410.1 and two laboratory coaches.

Operation:

DB AG network and networks of other European railways for high-speed tracks and upgraded lines.

Use:

  • Track clearance as per the TSI
  • Regular inspections and partial approval for track and interaction between pantograph and overhead line in accordance with the regulations defined by the respective infrastructure managers
  • Analysis of vehicles of the ICE series
  • Determination of operating parameters, wear characteristics, damage analysis
  • Testing of vehicle components and diagnostic facilities
  • Determination of quality parameters for ETCS radio interface (QoS)

Measured quantities:

Wheel/rail forces, acceleration at the bogie and in the car body, contact forces between pantograph and overhead line, track geometry

Equipment:

The ICE-S is equipped with:

  • Train control systems PZB (intermittent automatic train-running control), continuous automatic train-running control (LZB) 80E
  • A regulation-compliant onboard unit (Version 2.3.0.d) with integrated class B system

The maximum running speed is 280 km/h, whereby a true maximum speed of 330 km/h is possible from an operational and braking perspective.

Contact:

Dr. Lars Müller

Head of Business Line Testing
DB Systemtechnik GmbH

Pionierstraße 10
D-32423 Minden
Germany

+49 571 393-5405

Fax: +49 571 393-2407


Measurement train for vehicle response measurements and component trial testing 

Train configuration:

The train comprises the 612 901-8 and 612 902-6 vehicles.

Operation:

DB AG network and networks of other European railways.

Use:

  • Regular inspections and partial approval for track (including tilting body track sections) and interaction between pantograph and overhead line in accordance with the regulations defined by the respective infrastructure managers
  • Vehicle components and diagnostic facilities, determination of operative parameters, wear characteristics, damage analysis
  • Interaction of pantograph and overhead line

Measured quantities:

Wheel/rail forces, acceleration at the bogie and in the car body, contact forces between pantograph and overhead line, track geometry and rail cross-section values.

Contact:

Dr. Lars Müller

Head of Business Line Testing
DB Systemtechnik GmbH

Pionierstraße 10
D-32423 Minden
Germany

+49 571 393-5405

Fax: +49 571 393-2407



Measurement train for determining the acoustic quality of the running surface of the rail

Train configuration:

The measurement train consists of the noise measurement coach, a DVT, a buffer coach and one or two (diesel or electric) locomotives.

Operation:

The DB Netz AG network and other railways in Europe.

Use:
  • Regular monitoring of sections classified as "specially monitored track" (BüG) in accordance with statutory obligations.
  • Determining the acoustic quality of grinding when sections of specially monitored track are commissioned
  • Verifying the effect of innovative measures to reduce permanent way noise

Measured quantities:

  • Measurement of the rolling noise when travelling on rails with different running track surface qualities, particularly to certify "specially monitored track".
  • Measurement takes place at speeds between 80 km/h and 200 km/h.
  • Precise attribution of noise levels measured by highly accurate GPS.

Equipment:

  • Cab, pantograph, backup generator, intermittent automatic train control (PZB) system, GSM-R radio
  • Maximum speed: hauled, 200 km/h; propelled, 140 km/h

Quality:

Test laboratory accredited by DAkkS (Deutsche Akkreditierungsstelle GmbH) in accordance with DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025:2005 

Contact:

Dr. Jörg Rothhämel

DB Systemtechnik GmbH

Völckerstraße 5
80939 München

+49 89 1308-5609



Radio measurement car

Train configuration:

  • Radio measurement car and traction unit
  • Car is equipped with direct push-pull train control.

Operation:

  • Deutsche Bahn AG network and networks of non-federally-owned railways
  • Approval for many European countries available.

Use:

  • Radio supply measurements along rail networks
  • Measurement of GSM supply levels for GSM-R and public operators
  • Fault analysis (identification of causes of radio supply interference/malfunctions)

Measured quantities:

Supply level and supply probability of GSM functions and any analogue radio services.
Fourteen antennas (87 MHz to 5.87 GHz) are available as well as various test receivers, network analysers and test mobiles.

Quality:

Test laboratory accredited by DAkkS (Deutsche Akkreditierungsstelle GmbH) in accordance with DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025:2005. See the appendix for the accreditation certificate.

Contact:

Dr. Wilhelm Baldauf

DB Systemtechnik GmbH

Völckerstraße 5
80939 München

+49 89 1308-7452

Fax: +49 89 1308-2478



We offer quality

DB Systemtechnik offers not only additional measuring vehicles, but also train drivers and operational and technical testing supervisors whom we choose specifically in line with your requirements.

Contact: 

Dr. Lars Müller

Head of Business Line Testing
DB Systemtechnik GmbH

Pionierstraße 10
D-32423 Minden
Germany

+49 571 393-5405

Fax: +49 571 393-2407