Under normal circumstances, at high speed in a bend, the passenger would be pressed against the window. This would be very uncomfortable.

Techniques are therefore used to tilt the train inwards in the bends, thus compensating for the centrifugal force:

The external rail is elevated

The car body is tilted

The car body is raised on the outside with a cylinder.

Discover the perfect balance
between speed and tilt

To ensure passenger comfort, the ratio of speed to the inclination of rail and car body has to be controlled.

Meticulous fine-tuning is therefore required to achieve the right balance:

Inclination

Elevation of the rail

Tilt

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12°

16°

Speed

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0%

85%

100%

115%

130%

|Maximum speed without train inclinaison

|Maximum speed with train inclinaison