Electro-diesel Flirt unveiled - Railway Gazette
By contrast, Stadler recently unveiled its bi-mode (electric-diesel) FLIRT for Greater Anglia (U.K.) at InnoTrans When asked why Greater. The name is everything with the FLIRT, the Fast Light Intercity and Regional in standard and broad gauge, with an electric drive, diesel drive and even in a. [email protected] The diesel generator units are installed in a separate midsection, which allows the FLIRTs to offer exceptionally The FLIRTs for.
The full series were then manufactured at the new Stadler Pankow Berlin facilities being built in by a joint venture with ADtranz. Stadler acquired their shares in and the final vehicles were delivered from that plant in by Stadler alone.
The second generation can be easily distinguished by its round headshape made from FRP glass-fiber reinforced plastic. These follow the DB design being produced since for other customers as well, for example a batch of 12 trains went to Athens Greece in meter gauge ordered indelivered since With the second generation the available options for GTW trains had already expanded - meter gauge vehicles can be ordered in a 2.
The third generation has minor modifications to the headshape but the more important changes were made to the power module - the electric variant has now kW instead of up to kW and the diesel-electric variant is available as a DMU-2 with two generators instead of one.
This allowed to increase the maximum speed as it was required by the Italian customers where they are named ATR - the Vinschgerbahn Bolzano was the first to order twelve DMU-2 inextended by eight verhicles of the same type for the Udine-Cividale line Padovaalso in The DMU-2 concept impressed the Arriva operator in the Netherlands which ordered 43 trains in asking for some further developments - the modified type sold well to other operators in the Netherlands and abroad, both as DMU and EMU variants.
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The fourth generation came along with new regulations in the EU that were increasing the crash worthiness requirements see EN This is the same year that much of the production was moved to the branch factory in SiedlcePoland.
Because of the crash worthiness requirements the Stadler GTW did gain more weight over time.
This was higher than a Flirt ET 22 in having kg per seat. As a consequence the manufacturer saw that its biggest customers Arriva and Connexxion to switch over to the Flirt models for the following deliveries in Only some replacements for diese-electric and cog-wheel trains followed after that point in time.
Flirt and Wink are the next generation models that can support the updated crash worthiness requirements at the time. Description[ edit ] Stadler GTW is family of vehicles which differ externally, in the various designs of the head of the vehicle from angular to streamlinedand also in the different designs and power units that drive them.
They also come in different gauges and as rack railway vehicles.
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The basic concept is rather unconventional: The Southern Region of British Railways used these locomotives to cross non-electrified gaps and to haul boat trains that used tramways at the ports of Southampton and Weymouth. For economy, the diesel engine and its generator are considerably smaller than the electric capacity. Despite this large difference, their comparable tractive efforts were much closer around three-quarters as diesels and so they could start and work equally heavy trains as diesels, but not to the same speeds.
The primary function for these models is to provide a "one-seat ride" a rail trip that doesn't require a transfer to a different train between the electrified and non-electrified sections of a rail system or to allow trains to run through tunnels or other segments of track where diesel locomotives are generally prohibited due to their production of exhaust; such locomotives are used for certain trains servicing the New York City terminals of Grand Central Terminal and Penn Stationas the various rail tunnels into Manhattan have exhaust restrictions.
Once out of the tunnels, the engines are started and operation is as a normal diesel locomotive. Full dual-mode[ edit ] With modern electronics, it is much easier to construct or adapt an electro-diesel locomotive or multiple-unit which is equally at home running at high speeds both "under the wires" and under diesel power e.
These will normally operate under pure electric traction where possible, and use the diesel engines to extend the journeys along non-electrified sections which would not be cost effective to electrify.
They may also be used on long cross-country routes to take advantage of shorter sections of electrified main lines. B — multiple unit trains using 1. Voith Futura, a concept locomotive rebuilt from DB Orders signedto be delivered probablyDiesel passenger train Stadler Flirt DMU driving on rainy weather [HD]