Trainsets will undergo braking, acceleration and other operational testing at TTC
Springfield, Va., October 10, 2022
ENSCO Rail, the global engineering services company, announced today that it has reached an agreement with Stadler US Inc, the rail vehicle manufacturer, to conduct operational testing at the Transportation Technology Center (TTC) in Pueblo, Colorado. Testing will be performed on Stadler Diesel-Multiple Unit (DMU) trainsets in support of its delivery to the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART). ENSCO, Inc. assumes management of the U.S. Department of Transportation – Federal Railroad Administration’s TTC research and test facility October 1.
“ENSCO is excited to support Stadler’s DMU operational tests for these state-of the-art DMU trainsets,” stated Jeff Stevens, ENSCO, Inc. president. “We thank Stadler for choosing ENSCO to conduct this testing at the TTC in recognition of our technical capabilities as the Center begins a new era under ENSCO’s management,” he continued.
Stadler-built DMUs will undergo multiple operating tests on the TTC’s test track to evaluate braking, acceleration, ride quality performance, and safety compliance measures. The TTC’s vast network of test tracks and rolling stock test equipment provide Stadler – and other rail vehicle manufacturers around the world – with complete and comprehensive testing and evaluation of new trainsets. Use of the TTC to conduct these tests eliminates interference with railway revenue service operations. The Stadler passenger rolling stock testing program marks the first of many rail, transit, and surface transportation companies that will utilize the unique and comprehensive testing capabilities of the TTC under ENSCO’s management. ENSCO provides its commitment to the railway industry for the confidentiality of data and information generated by all site users.
Stadler Rail AG has been building trains for 80 years. The provider of rail vehicle construction solutions has its headquarters in Bussnang, Switzerland with its U.S. operations, Stadler U.S., in Salt Lake City, UT. It has a workforce of over 13,000 based in various production and engineering locations as well as more than 70 service locations. The company is conscious of its social responsibility for sustainable mobility and therefore stands for innovative, sustainable and durable quality products. The product range in the field of mainline railways and city transport includes highspeed trains, intercity trains, regional and suburban trains, metros, tramways and trams. Stadler also manufactures main-line locomotives, shunting locomotives and passenger carriages. It is the world’s leading manufacturer in the rack-and-pinion rail vehicle industry.
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