FREIGHT VARIABLE GAUGE AXLES START TESTS ON CHANGEOVER FACILITY

The OGI consortium, composed of TRIA and AZVI, have started the first tests at the changeover facility in Albacete. Previously, this month, an axle prototype has concluded the first stage, of 6 million cycles, at the bench tests at CETEST.

 

At the changeover, a container platform with 2 boogies and 4 OGI-920 mm axles, has performed several gauge changing operations. In 2 weeks, 2 more wagons will arrive at the test site with 2 OGI-760 mm wheel sets. The complete testing train will be loaded at maximum capacity and then 500 changing operations will be performed. At this point the test runs will start and 250.000 km on the standard and iberian gauge networks will be made.