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Bogies

At the heart of train dynamics, the bogie is the key element in wheel-rail contact and braking/traction transmission. 

Alstom offers a variety of bogies enabling all kind of trains to operate safely with optimised passenger comfort at speeds ranging from urban to very high-speed applications. 

A wide choice of standard and modular products

Alstom’s bogie portfolio covers the full range of train applications from tramways up to very high-speed trains. Thanks to our extensive catalogue of modular solutions, each customer can select the appropriate bogie to meet his specific needs, such as track gauge, axle load, maximum operating speed or climatic conditions.
Each year, 3,000 bogies are manufactured and increase Alstom’s proven bogie fleet in successful operation worldwide. 

Reducing operator costs

To reduce the total cost of ownership for operators, Alstom provides track-friendly and maintainable bogies.

Moreover, particular attention is paid to designing light equipment (for instance, Alstom tramway bogies are the lightest on the market) which is a key lever to reduce track wear and energy consumption.

Maximising passenger comfort

Our innovative solutions contribute to have even more comfortable trains: easy access, full low-floor vehicles, vibration filtering, low noise level… Alstom bogies contribute to a pleasant travel experience for passengers.

On the high-speed market, thanks to Alstom’s tilting bogies, trains can travel more rapidly through curves on conventional lines (35% faster than a classic train) and up to 250 km/h on high-speed lines, while guaranteeing excellent stability and level of passenger comfort inside the train.

Innovative, safe and reliable bogies

Our bogie engineering centres at Le Creusot (France) and in Salzgitter (Germany) master all sub-system development – including the gearbox – and design state-of-the art products. The latest illustration of this excellence in design is Iponam: this bogie equips Citadis Spirit, the only US-compliant light rail vehicle with a fully low-floor and the capacity to travel at speeds of over 100 km/h.

In addition, our complete bogie test bench, unique in Europe, ensures we are providing our customers with solutions which are not only innovative but also safe, reliable and long-lasting.

Close to our customers

Alstom supports its customer projects via a network of IS0 9001-certified manufacturing locations across the globe (Le Creusot in France, Salzgitter in Germany, São Paulo in Brazil, Sri City in India, Sorel Tracy in Canada, Hornell in the US), while retaining a single design authority.

Alstom accompanies its customers by offering a range of customised services for their trains and sub-systems – whether they are built by Alstom or not – throughout the entire lifecycle. Thanks to our catalogue of bogie spare parts and full range of maintenance and overhaul expertise, we help our customers to stay focused on their core business while minimising the lifecycle costs of their equipment.

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Contact us

For more information about these components, please send an email to traincomponents@alstom.com.

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