Alstom, which has already put forward an idea for a double-decker captive train, has said its tilting train
design would be suitable for HS2 and allow for increased speeds when running from the high-speed route onto traditional lines.
A derivative of the Pendolino tilting train
, the six car EMUs were supplied in 1999-2000 by a group led by Fiat Ferroviaria and including Siemens as traction equipment vendor.
The 300-tonne locomotive derailed at 95mph after hitting a faulty set of points, with all nine carriages of the Class 390 tilting train
coming off the tracks.
All eight carriages of the Class 390 tilting train
were derailed and 86 passengers and two crew injured as carriages crashed down the embankment.
When a tilting train
enters a curve, sensors on the front wheels of the train signal to the remaining cars when they should begin their tilt.
The Brazilian boarded a Virgin Pendolino tilting train
to launch a new "pit stop" approach to maintenance by train makers Alstom.
THIS salute to the British engineers who designed the tilting train
also reveals one cock-up after another, blinkered thinking and a massive missed opportunity.
The Virgin Pendolino tilting train
was travelling between London and Glasgow Central when it crashed near Little Docker Cottage, around the area of Grayrigg, near Kendal, yesterday.
The axleboxes will be used in 26 new Pendolino tilting train
sets Alstom is building for Cisalpino and Trenitalia.
'When Virgin launched the tilting train
, they promised us a European-standard rail service and this simply has not happened.
Passengers travelling on the line between London Euston and Glasgow have been told to expect up to an hour added to their journey times during the work, which will eventually enable Virgin Trains to run a 125mph tilting train
based in part on test results from this period, in 1987 Fiat introduced the Pendolino ETR 450 high-speed tilting train
, which used a gyroscope and accelerometer on the end cars to monitor curves.