RegioShuttle RS1, series 3, regional rail services

The vehicles of the third series have the same basic vehicle design as the series 1 RegioShuttle. This series has also retained the basic concept of possibly using several vehicles in one train. Both the driver cab and passenger compartments of the vehicles are air-conditioned. In addition, these RegioShuttles are equipped with larger universal toilets. The layout is optimized for regional transport. The vehicles have a higher tare weight, allow greater loads and are therefore fitted with a more powerful braking system than the vehicles of the first series.

The RS1 have a passenger information system consisting of displays inside the passenger compartment, on the outside and at the front, as well as automatic announcements. Vending machines can also be installed in the multi-purpose areas inside the vehicles. The number of fixed seats can be varied by installing seats in the multi-purpose areas and by changing the number of flip-up seats accordingly. With their various features, these diesel multiple units are also proving to be suitable for the current and planned field of application in regional transport. 

Photos of railcar RegioShuttle RS1, series 3, regional rail services

 Diesel railbus Stadler Regio Shuttle RS1 third series with low-floor entrance, low floor area, air-conditioning, photo HEROS

Diesel railmotor Stadler Regio Shuttle RS1 third series with low-floor entrance, air-conditioning, passenger information system, photo HEROS


Technical data of railcar RegioShuttle RS1, series 3, regional rail services

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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
total weight49 t
unladen weight42 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 doors1,300 mm
number of 2nd class seats54 / 58 / 62 depending on vehicle design
number of tip-up seats15 / 12 / 8 depending on vehicle design
number of standees97 or 79 depending on vehicle design
air-conditioningdirver cabs and passenger area
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
toiletsUniversal toilet
driver's / engineeer's cab2 (bidirectional vehicle)
toilet systemVacuum
windowsFixed, double-glazed windows
producer of vehicleStadler
train controlMICAS
car bodySteel
axle arrangementB'B'
bogie wheel base1,800 mm
total wheel base18,900 mm
axle load15 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 brakeKBC-el-pn-P-A-H-Mg (D)
braked weight / massP: 70 t; P+Mg: 86 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 230V 50 Hz
manual transmissionVoith DIWA D864 (four-speed transmission)