Electro-diesel multiple unit
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An electro-diesel multiple unit (EDMU) or bi-mode multiple unit (BMU) is a form of passenger rail car, with permanently or semi-permanently coupled carriages, that can be powered either by an external electricity supply (like an electric multiple unit- EMU) or by using an onboard diesel engine (like a diesel-electric multiple unit – DEMU).
List of BMUs
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NSW TrainLink Regional Train Project is building 117 bi-mode carriages (1.5 kV DC) to replace its diesel fleet of interstate and regional XPT, Xplorer and Endeavour trainsets to be delivered by CAF from 2023.
- B 81500 – multiple unit trains using 1.5 kV DC catenary. In service since 2005.
- B 82500 – multiple unit trains using both 1.5 kV DC and 25 kV AC catenary. In service since October 2007.
- Alstom Règiolis (B 83500, B 84500, B 85000, B 85900). In service since April 2014 (B 83500 and B 84500).
- BTR 813, first Electro-diesel version of the Stadler Flirt, service in the Valle d'Aosta region. In service since October 2019.
Electro-diesel multiple units whose electricity source is 25 kV 50 Hz AC overhead line include:
- British Rail Class 800 – high-speed multiple unit for use on Great Western Railway and London North Eastern Railway inter-city services. In service since October 2017.
- British Rail Class 802 – high-speed multiple unit for use on Great Western Railway, Hull Trains and TransPennine Express inter-city services. In service since August 2018.
- British Rail Class 769 – multiple unit converted from Class 319 (with external dual-system/voltage support), for use on Great Western Railway, Northern and Transport for Wales regional services. Introduction from December 2019.
- British Rail Class 755 – multiple unit for use on Greater Anglia regional services. In service since July 2019 (755/4).
- DT1 (ДТ1) Russian-gauge multiple unit. In service since 2009.
- railcolornews.com - "[UK] Greater Anglia: First FLIRT UK on the tracks for testing" - "Stadler Rail has started testing the first FLIRT UK at its commissioning centre in Erlen (CH). It is a 4-car bi-mode multiple unit (BMU) of which 38 units will be built (Class 755)." - 15.05.2018
- "MITRAC Hybrid The Dual Power Propulsion Chain" (PDF). Bombardier.
- (in Italian) it:Treno Bimodale Stadler BTR.813
- Roden, Andy (8 October 2016). "New trains as Abellio scoops East Anglia franchise". Rail.
- Government gives green light for more state-of-the-art intercity trains, Department for Transport, 18 July 2013