CEF 1 – Petite-Forêt

cef1-vev

VEV – Performance testing track

  • 2720m
  • 110kph max.
  • Power supply : 
    • 25kV
    • 15kV
    • 3000VCC
    • 1500VCC
    • 750VCC
  • 3rd rail power supply : 750VCC

cef1-pasc

PASC 1 – Driveless testing track

  • 1798m
  • 80kph
  • Power supply : 
    • 1500VCC
    • 750VCC
  • 3rd rail power supply : 750VCC
  • Adjustable bar gauge for adaptation to different rolling stock

cef1-vae

VAE – Endurance ring testing track

  • 1828m
  • 90kph max
  • Power supply :
      • 25kV
      • 15kV
      • 3000VCC
      • 1500VCC
  • 750VCC

cef1-ertms

ERTMS – European Railway Traffic Management System

ERTMS Supervision room

cef1-halltech1

TECHNICAL WORKSHOP  90m

Equipped with :

  • Pit on pilotis
  • 4 lifting columns 25t
  • Crane 10t
  • Catenary section on half the hall
  • Roof access with lifting platform and lifeline


    

cef1-ves1-hall

VES 1 - Technical workshop  120m

Equipped with :

  • Pit
  • Crane 2,5t
  • Plug 750VCC
  • Roof access with lifting platform and lifeline
  • Catenary section outside hall

cef1-voie

FUELING TRACK

Equipped with :

  • Pit 15m
  • 2 oil pumps

cef1-ves2

VES 2 - Static test track

Equipped with :

  • Catenary section
  • Pit 10m
  • Catwalks for roof access

  • Crane 2,5t

Loading / unloading track

VES 3 - Static test track

Used for storage of trains

cef1-vdg

VDG - Twist track

  • Length 350m
  • Radius of curvature : 150m 

Track dedicated to non-derailment testing of rolling stock

cef1-vdp

VDP – Weigh bench

  • 288m of concrete track
  • Exploitable in static and dynamic mode

cef1-vems

VEMS - Concrete testing track for tyre-mounted vehicles

  • 650m
  • 70kph
  • Power supply via guide bars : 750 VCC 
  • Adjustable bar gauge for adaptation to different rolling stock

cef1-vemshall

TECHNICAL WORKSHOP VEMS

Equipped with :

  • 16 lifting columns 3,8t
  • Plug 750VCC
  • Crane 2,5t

"S" of turning

Storage drawer

Access RFN

 

 

 

 

CEF1 test track center – up to 110km / hour

 

Based in Petite-Forêt, close to Valenciennes, at the heart of the region Hauts-de-France, the CEF1 covers a area of almost 50ha and is linked with the National Railroad network (RFN).

 

CEF1 is perfectly adapted in tests of urban / suburban railroad rolling cars as) subway, streetcar, streetcar-train), equipped with bogie to standard space bogies (1,435m).

 

CEF1 has also installations allowing to test the on tire cars, as well as the driverless systems.

 

CEF1 is equipped with a ERTMS track, a weighing bench and a non-derailment testing track

 

All types of tension can be supplied, according to two kinds of power supplies

 

  • catenary : 25kV (50Hz/60Hz), 15kV (16Hz⅔), 3000V, 1500V & 750V 
  • lateral rail : 750V