A former cross-country line, RIDC Tuxford provides a safe environment for testing new and modified rolling stock, plant, on-track machines, infrastructure, equipment and technology
Our RIDC site in Tuxford, Nottinghamshire, spurs off the Robin Hood line to provide 10 miles of single-line test track with a three-mile double section, capable of testing up to 75mph.
The facility, which we own and operate, comprises a short section of non-live 25kV type catenary and a short section of non-live 3rd/4th rail.
As well as providing a safe operating environment for testing, RIDC Tuxford is also used by the rail industry to deliver training and competency assessments.
RIDC Tuxford can offer:
- office and mess facilities
- dummy overhead line equipment
- dummy 3rd/4th rail
- ability to change infrastructure characteristics.
RIDC Tuxford is suitable for the following types of testing:
- adhesion up to 1:25 W6A vehicle gauge
- slip brake.
RIDC Tuxford offers bespoke capabilities for the RIS-1530-PLT rail plant test site – this is unique in Britain. It has all the required infrastructure parameters for compliance with railway industry standards, applicable to new and modified on-track machines at one site.
RIDC Tuxford provides the following training areas:
RIDC Tuxford is 15 miles north of Newark, in Nottinghamshire, off the Robin Hood line – between Thoresby Junction and High Marnham.
Lodge Lane Industrial Estate