Starting position

A German rail vehicle manufacturer had to carry out test drives for a new train series and required for this purpose specially trained and experienced railway operation personnel.

Scope of services in a nutshell

  • Organisation and personnel coverage for test drives within the framework of testing new trains
  • Provision of operational investigators and train drivers
  • Duration: daily for test drives with short terms timetable creation

Description of services

On behalf of a German rail vehicle manufacturer, MEV organised the carrying out of test drives for a new traction unit series between Würzburg and Passau. Along with testing the approval situation for the journeys in themselves this task also involved short-term ordering of a timetable from the infrastructure operator in the run-up and the agreement of operatively necessary modifications during the carrying out of the test drives.

The operative running of the test drives was overseen and monitored by an experienced MEV railway manager. A Multi-beam echo sounder (SeaBat 8101) was used.