Deutsche Bahn

What is the advanced TrainLab?

With the advanced TrainLab Deutsche Bahn provides a vehicle for testing innovative technologies.

Our technical strategy aims high and sets ambitious goals. With you as our partner we believe in realizing those goals. Technical innovations need a safe and accessible environment for trials. Access to our vehicles has been difficult because of a high occupancy rate in passenger traffic over recent years. With the advanced TrainLab, Deutsche Bahn provides an immediately available high-speed train to partners in technical research within the scope of:

  • Research and development
  • Testing of components and functions
  • Homologation.

The class 605 test vehicle (formerly known as ICE-TD) combines the requirements with respect to a modern and high-performance testing environment. There are nearly no limits for technical implementations. The following image shows some of the main points of interest for DB.