The vehicle types 261, 264, 265, and 268 were built between 1988 and 2000. As part of the acquisition of aesthetically striking coaches for Inter-Regio transportation, compartment coaches of types Am 203, ABm 225, Bm 234, or Bm 235 were used as ‘donor’ coaches and were adapted to modern ideas of seating concepts.
The layout of the passenger area of these day coaches is designed so that compartments are arranged at the ends of the coach with several open gangway spaces in the middle. A door separates the open gangway spaces from the gangways. This particular configuration offers advantages to the passengers:
The Inter-Regio coaches have a permitted top speed of 200 km/h in passenger operation and implement a very short braking distance with magnetic rail brakes.
As an RIC passenger coach, the Inter-Regio coach is approved for international passenger transportation.
You can click on the photgraphs below to go to the web-page with detailed information on the individual types of coaches: