Contract Awarded for Rail Test Rig

Heinrich Georg (UK) have secured a contract to design a Test Rig for the University of Leeds’ new Institute for High Speed Rail and System Integration (IHSRSI).

The new IHSRSI, which will be one of the most advanced in the world, will investigate rail systems including the measurement of how train, track, power systems and signals interact as a unified system. It is the UK’s first dedicated research centre for high speed rail and system integration and aims to be operational during 2021.

Martin Summers, Test Rigs & Special Purpose Machines Manager at Georg UK, said: “We’re delighted to have won such a prestigious contract and to be working closely with the University of Leeds to design a Test Rig that can replicate any rail journey and test vehicle performance at a component level.

Professor Peter Woodward, Head of the IHSRSI, said: “The Institute will revolutionise the testing, commissioning and building of new trains, rail infrastructure and systems, both in the UK and overseas.

Georg UK is based in Wolverhampton and is part of the Heinrich Georg GmbH group, Germany’s leading engineering company. They are one of the UK’s leading suppliers of Test Rigs to the automotive and aerospace sectors.