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Friday, August 18 • 11:40am - 12:40pm
How we tested Gotthard Base Tunnel to start operation one year earlier

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Automatic train protection has parts on the rolling stock as well as on the track. It consists of both hardware and software. In this highly regulated field we also must comply with several standards, which the testing strategy had to consider. We applied some context-driven approaches to stay on the meaningful track. After five of nine years’ project duration the customer had to accelerate the project one year. Thanks to our laboratory we were able to speed things up. After lab testing the testing focus switched to the field ¾ to the tunnel itself. Being on the locomotive performing the tests, a lot of processes and regulations must be taken into account. And, yes, in the end, it’s about teamwork.

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Chris Glaettli

My Name is Chris Glaettli and I'm from Switzerland. I'm in railway testing for over ten years. The last eight years as a test lead with up to 14 testers in the team for the Gotthard Base Tunnel. We've applied context driven testing in a regulated field. The lab testing was key for... Read More →

Friday August 18, 2017 11:40am - 12:40pm CDT
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