The VT628 diesel multiple unit consists of two individual coaches in the basic configuration. With the availability of stronger and more reliable diesel engines, one vehicle was implemented as an engine coach and one vehicle as a driving trailer. With the VT 628, it is possible to drive up to four units in multiple traction.
The VT628 diesel multiple units reach a top speed of 120 km/h, depending on model. They offer 10 first class seats and 112 second class seats with a roomy seating arrangement.
Depending on the series, the engine performance is 357 kW, 410 kW, or 485 kW. Hydraulic gearing is used to transmit the traction force.
The VT628 diesel multiple units have the option of side-selective door release.
The individual coaches of the diesel multiple unit are connected via central buffer coupling. At the end of the multiple unit is a screw coupling in accordance with UIC with coupling hook and UIC buffers.
The vehicles of this model are used in Germany, Poland, the Czech Republic, Romania, and Luxemburg. Other multiple units are operated in Canada in a shuttle service in the Quebec area by the LeMassif Group.
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|entrance from platforms||350mm ... 760mm; Entrance height: 585mm, 800mm, 1000mm|
|number of doors||2 door at each end and one door close to centre of the unit per side|
|type of doors||slide-plug doors|
|number of 1st class seats||10|
|number of 2nd class seats||112|
|number of tip-up seats||21 seats in multi-functional areas|
|number of standees||180 at 4P/m²|
|windows||fixed, some of them with a hinged fanlight|
|producer of vehicle||DUEWAG|
|multiple traction / feeder train||up to 3 units (up to 6 cars)|
|bogie wheel base||1,900mm|
|axle load||11.6t maximum|
|wheel diameter, new||770mm|
|length over buffers||45,400mm|
|distance between bogie pivots||15,100mm|
|width of car body||2,850mm|
|height of car body above top of rail||4,154mm|
|smallest curve radius||125m in depot|
|type of brake||KE-P-A-Mg|
|diesel engine||MTU, 12 V 183 TA12|
|engine output||410 kW|
|heating oil tank||240l|
|starter battery||110V 165Ah|
|workshop supply||110V 165Ah|
|manual transmission||Voith T 320 rz, hydro-dynamic|