The Aimz Inter-Regio passenger coach is a vehicle approved in accordance with the RIC regulatory requirements for use in passenger transportation in the RIC area. The vehicle model 261 was built between 1991 and 1993. As part of the acquisition of aesthetically striking coaches for Inter-Regio transportation, compartment coaches of types Am 203 or ABm 225 were used as ‘donor’ coaches.
The Aimz 261 coaches have a permitted top speed of 200 km/h in passenger operation and implement a very short braking distance. Magnetic rail brakes provide the coaches with a brake weight of 103 metric tonnes. Without magnetic brakes, the coach may run in Germany with a brake weight of 71 tonnes or 66 tonnes with up to 160 km/h.
As an RIC passenger coach, the coach is approved for international passenger transportation.
The Aimz 261 has over 50 first class seats and 4 folding seats. The Aimz 261 is frequently equipped with a closed WC system.
Many of the Aimz coaches are planned for a variety of voltage systems for power and can be operated with train line voltages of AC 1000 V 16.7 Hz, AC 1500 V 50 Hz, DC 1500 V, and DC 3000 V.
Model 261 uses Minden-Deutz 36 bogies, also abbreviated as MD 36 or called LD 36. This model of bogie is known in many countries and can accordingly be easily maintained on site.
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|entrance from platforms||350mm ... 760mm|
|number of doors||2 per side|
|type of doors||slam doors (revolving folding doors)|
|number of 1st class seats||50|
|number of tip-up seats||4|
|layout of passenger area||five compartments with 5 seats each and 3 areas with together 25 seats and 4 flip-up seats|
|toilet system||open or vacuum|
|windows||fixed and sliding|
|bogie / truck||Minden-Deutz 36 (MD36)|
|bogie wheel base||2,500mm|
|wheel diameter, new||950mm|
|wheel diameter, worn||900mm|
|length over buffers||26,400mm|
|lenght of car body||26,100mm|
|distance between bogie pivots||19,000mm|
|width of car body||26,100mm|
|height of car body above top of rail||4,050mm|
|smallest curve radius||120m according to RIC|
|type of brake||pneumatic disc brake with an electromagnetic rail brake (R KE-GPR-Mg (D) partly NBÜ, [ep])|
|number of brake-cylinders per bogie||2|
|energy supply||train line and static battery chargers|