Testing under real or simulated extreme conditions: with 32 km of test tracks to inspect and approve railcars, and to try out new developments. But we don’t just drive around in circles; each test session also sees us simulate different European traction current systems, train safety systems and other country-specific features. Our testing and validation center in Wegberg-Wildenrath guarantees sophisticated railcar technology before they hit the tracks. For Siemens, as well as for other railcar and component manufacturers. And incidentally, our headquarters are also a good example of how to convert and re-use a former military base – state-of-the-art technology in a lush, natural setting.