The vehicles of the Wuppertaler suspension railway class 15

Since 2016 the more than 40 year-old suspension railway carriages of The class 1972 are removed by new trains. 122 million euros are used for it, a project by the company Vossloh Kiepe as a general enterpriser is moved. 31 new vehicles are planned in whole Europe, are developed and built. Production beginning was the final assembly of the vehicle boxes and in November, 2013 the powered chassis then happens in the workshop inVohwinkel. Are all vehicles is exchanged the train protection on ETCS (European Train Control system) moved.


On the 14. 11. 2015 around 11:15 the truck with the front part of the GTW 1 reached the imperial place in Vohwinkel. Numerous visitors could hardly expect it to welcome the new generation of the suspension railway.

GTW 1
Ankunft in Vohwinkel
Enthüllung
Das Frontteil
Das 'historische Foto'

A few facts to the new train :


Train length / width: 24m / 2,20m
Weight of the new carriage boxes: 5,4 t
Weight of the bogies: 12,5 t
Impulse: Three-phase current engines with back supply of the brake energy
Operating voltage: 750 V
Maximum speed : 65 km/h admitted for 60 km/h
Passengers: 45 seat places and 96 standing places
Max. Train result : 2-minutes tact

The first test journey took place at night from 8. to the 9th of February on a section in Vohwinkel, at night from 23. to the 24th of February the GTW 1 drove on first the whole distance.


GTW 1

Then his first journey with daylight took place on the 08. 06. 2016. Since the 18th of December, 2016 the new suspension railways of the generation 15 are officially in the company.


The following picture gallery shows the suspension railways of the class 2015 with her advertisements .

GTW 1

GTW 2

GTW 3

GTW 4

GTW 5

GTW 6

GTW 7

GTW 8

GTW 9

GTW 10

GTW 11

GTW 12

GTW 13

GTW 14

GTW 15

GTW 16

GTW 17

GTW 18

GTW 19

GTW 20

GTW 21

GTW 22

GTW 23

GTW 24

GTW 25

GTW 26

GTW 27

GTW 28

GTW 29

GTW 30

GTW 31

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