- ICx running on Germany's high-speed rail lines for first time
- First test series ends at beginning of October
- Tests being conducted by DB Systemtechnik
As of today, the ICx – the new high-speed train from Siemens built for German rail operator Deutsche Bahn (DB) – is underway in Germany's public rail network. Siemens began the train's first high-speed trials today. Beginning with a maximum speed of 160 kilometers an hour, speeds will be gradually increased to the top speed of 250 kilometers an hour. The test trials are being conducted by DB Systemtechnik.
The trial runs will test the train's functions, above all the bogies but also the interaction with existing infrastructure, in particular control and safety systems, as well as the interaction between wheels and rails, and between the pantograph and the overhead contact line.
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