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Publication | 2004-09
INA Slewing Rings with integrated Yaw Dampers in VAL 208 Trains

 
Subways / suburban rail networks

City railway Lille

Photo: Siemens AG
 
 
 

INA slewing rings with integrated yaw dampers in VAL 208 trains

Controlled by a central control center, VAL (Véhicule Automatique Léger) is the first fully-automated, driver-less city railway system. Since going into operation in Lille in 1983, the transport system has been continuously adapted to the most up-to-date technology available regarding comfort, reliability and safety. The new generation, VAL 208 and VAL 258, is used both in city railway systems and airports.

The powerful drive train and improved adhesion thanks to rubber tires means that higher speeds and shorter braking distances can be achieved. The operator can control the shortened cycle time flexibly from the control center, which means capacity can be utilized to match requirements.

INA supplies the slewing rings with roll damping for the VAL 208 vehicle, which was developed by Siemens Transportation Systems.