Railcar RegioShuttle RS1, series 1, regional transport

The RegioShuttle RS1 are modern, single-unit diesel railcars for public transport by rail, which is generally operated on non-electrified branch lines. The RS1 have a complete drive system on each of their two bogies. The two 257 kW diesel engines allow acceleration of 1.2 m/s² in the range of 0 to 50 km/h, which means the railcar can start and accelerate even on track sections with a gradient of up to 40°/oo. Depending on the design, the RS1 can be used in multiple heading of up to three or five units per train. In multiple heading, the mechanical coupling of the RS1 is carried out using the external buffer, coupling hook and screw coupling. The multiple heading capability makes it possible to flexibly adjust the number of seats per train and also to use individual vehicles as additional units.

In addition to the low-floor access at approx. 580 mm above the top of the rail, about 65% of the passenger compartment of the RegioShuttle RS1 is low-floor area. For entry to the vehicles, every door is fitted with retractable steps to bridge the gap between the train and platform. In the low-floor area, in addition to the access doors, one or two multi-purpose areas with different amenities (toilet system, flip-up seats, bicycle rack etc.) are possible, depending on the vehicle design. This determines the seating and standing capacity of the vehicle. A state-of-the-art passenger information system – inside and outside as well as visual and acoustic – keeps the passenger informed about their individual position at all times. Different configurations of the interior fittings can be tailored to the customer’s requirements.


Photos of railcar RegioShuttle RS1, series 1, regional transport

Diesel railcar Regio Shuttle RS1 ADtranz Series1 Photo JanOosterhuis CC BY SA 30

Photo: Jan Oosterhuis, CC BY-SA 3.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0>, via Wikimedia Commons


Railbus Regio Shuttle RS1 ADtranz Series1 Photo DoomWarrior CC BY SA 40

Photo: DoomWarrior, CC BY-SA 4.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0>, via Wikimedia Commons


Engine car DMU Regio Shuttle RS1 ADtranz Series1 Photo Klaus with K CC BY SA 30

Photo: Klaus with K, CC BY-SA 3.0 <http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/>, via Wikimedia Commons


Photo: Andrzej Otrębski, CC BY-SA 4.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0>, via Wikimedia Commons


Technical data of railcar RegioShuttle RS1, series 1, regional transport

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track gauge1,435 mm
maximum speed120 km/h
starting acceleration1.2 m/s² on average from 0 to 50 km/h
unladen weight41 t
gap fillerRetractable step
floor height at entrance above top of rail580 mm … 600 mm in the low-floor area
percentage of low-floor area65 %
number of doors2 on each side
type of doorsSlide-plug doors with electric drive
span of entrance doors1300 mm
number of 2nd class seats56 depending on model
number of tip-up seats14 in the multi-purpose area, depending on model
number of standeesUp to 83 passengers at 4 p/m², depending on model
air-conditioningDriver cab
heatingHot water with waste heat from the diesel engines and auxiliary heater
ventilationForced air ventilation
illumination Fluorescent lamps and energy-saving lamps in the boarding area
driver's / engineeer's cab2 (bidirectional vehicle)
toilet systemVacuum
windowsFixed, double-glazed windows
producer of vehicleADtranz
train controlMICAS
multiple traction / feeder train5-unit or 3-unit
car bodySteel
axle arrangementB'B'
bogie wheel base1,800 mm
total wheel base18,900 mm
axle load14 t
secondary suspensionAir suspension / air ride
length over buffers25,500 mm
lenght of car body24,460 mm
distance between bogie centres17,100 mm
width of car body2,900 mm
height of car body above top of rail3,700 mm (railcar body)
smallest curve radius140 m (coupled)
smallest curve radius100 m (uncoupled)
buffers, draw hook, screw couplingYes
type of brakeKBGM-P (KC - P - H - D - A - Mg - el)
braked weight / massP: 60 t; P+Mg: 81 t
diesel engine2x MAN D 2866 LUH 21 (EURO II)
engine output2x 257 kW at 2000 U/min
fuel tank2x 400 l
power transmissionDiesel-mechanic with retarder
workshop supplyAC 230 V 50 Hz
manual transmissionVoith DIWA D864 (four-speed transmission)