Diesel multiple units for lease and sale at HEROS

HEROS currently offers the following diesel multiple units for lease and sale:

Diesel multiple unit VT628

v max [km/h]: 120

Diesel multiple unit with 2 coaches, 10 1st class seats and 112 2nd class seats


Tilting Diesel ICE (IC TD) VT605

v max [km/h]: 200

Diesel-electric tilting DMU for Inter City Express service on non-electrified lines. 41 first class seats + 154 standard class seats. Comfortable and modern design. - Photograph: www.finnmoller.dk


The characteristic of the multiple unit, multiple unit train, or EMU/DMU is that the traction unit trains are independently powered, that is they do not need a locomotive. This takes place in the EMU or electric multiple unit via an electric traction system, which draws its energy from the overhead line during travel.

In the diesel multiple unit or DMU, the drive of the diesel railcar comes from diesel engines, which are integrated in the vehicle in a variety of performance versions. The version depends on the number of units to be driven (railbus – one piece, diesel multiple unit – up to 6 pieces) and the individual requirements of the route and customer.

The concept of the electric multiple unit or the multiple unit driven by diesel engines is then particularly economical when the number of passengers, for example on non-electrified lines or local routes temporarily fluctuate heavily.