Design, Manufacture and Maintenance of Wheelset at SNCF

  • Published : 2009.03.30


The wheelset, its functions and position under the train is the prime safety-critical component. Whether in design, qualification, manufacturing or maintenance, the wheels and axles have been the focus of special attention at SNCF for over 25 years and the French Railways are actively involved in various Research and Development work towards interoperability between the railways, railway reliability and running safety.