Foresee is “Tomorrow’s Train”. In 2017, TDI was awarded funding for a proof of concept by RSSB to develop a single axle running gear solution originally proposed for the company’s ‘Foresee’ train concept.
Single axle running gear provides significantly lower weight and cost compared to the conventional bogies often used in both passenger and freight vehicles. A modern single axle solution typically has a great ability to align itself radially when going through curves, creating less wear compared to that typically seen from bogie applications. The proof of concept was successfully completed in late 2019.