DBAG Class 425
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|Type and origin|
|Builder||Bombardier, Siemens and DWA (consortium)|
|Total produced||249 / 43|
|UIC classification||Bo'(Bo')(2')(Bo')Bo' resp.
|Gauge||1,435 mm (4 ft 8 1⁄2 in) standard gauge|
|Driver diameter||850 mm (33.46 in)|
|Length||67.5 m (221 ft 5 in) / 36.49 m (119 ft 9 in)|
|Locomotive weight||114 t / 63.2 t (62.2 long tons; 69.7 short tons)|
|Electric system(s)||15 kV 16.7 Hz AC|
|Maximum speed||140 km/h (87 mph) (160,140 km/h or 99,510 mph when LZB-controlled)|
|Power output||2,350 kW (3,150 hp) / 1,175 kW (1,576 hp)|
|DBAG Class 425 (and 435) / 426|
Train set 425/426
The Classes 425 and 426 EMUs are a class of electric multiple units built by a consortium of Siemens, Bombardier and DWA and operated by DB Regio in Germany. They are essentially the same vehicle, but the class 425 EMU consists of four segments, while the class 426 EMUs only have two parts.
It is a high-powered, light-weight vehicle with high acceleration for short- and medium-distance services with frequent stops. The aluminium superstructure was built as flat as possible, both to minimize drag and to ease automated cleaning. The acceleration is achieved by distributing traction motors among eight of the train's ten axles including two of the three jacobs bogies.
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