RIC Couchette Coaches Second Class Bvcmz, Model 248

The Bvcmz RIC couchette coach is a vehicle approved in the RIC area with lying and seating options in individual compartments. The vehicle model 248 has been built since 1996. The vehicles were equipped with climate control and closed toilet systems. Couchette coaches of the type Bcm 243 were used as ‘donor coaches’.

Along with toilets, three washrooms, which were equipped only with a basin, were also offered. There is also a separate staff compartment with appliances for the preparation of coffee and tea and a refrigerator.

The vehicle is a compartment coach. The Bvcmz has 6 seats or, alternatively, 5 couchettes per compartment.

The coaches have electrical sockets for the operation of laptops or charging mobile telephones in the compartments.

The Bvcmz 248 couchette coaches have a permitted top speed of 160 km/h in passenger operation and have short braking distances, even without magnetic brakes.

As an RIC passenger coach, the coach is approved for international passenger transportation.

The Bvcmz coach 248 has over 60 second class seats or 50 couchettes. The coach also has a staff compartment.

The Bvcmz 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.

The model 248 coaches used in international rail transport sit on RIC bogies type Minden-Deutz 36, abbreviated to MD36 or LD36 for unpowered bogie 36. By adhering to the criteria for RIC bogies and because they are used in many countries, a lot of workshops in different countries are used to maintaining MD36 bogies.

HEROS offers the Bvcmz 248 for sale.

Long Distance RIC Open Section Couchette Car Bvcmz

RIC couchette coach Bvcmz 248. 10 compartments with together 60 seats in day operation and 50 or 60 berths for night-operation. Available for sale and lease at HEROS.

Technical Data RIC Couchette Coaches Second Class Bvcmz, Model 248

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maximum speed160km/h (variants 248.1 and 248.3)
total weight44t-46t
interchangeabilityRIC
entrance from platforms350mm ... 760mm
number of doors2 per side
type of doorsslam doors (revolving folding doors)
door controlside-selective via CAN-bus and touch-screen
number of compartments10
number of 2nd class seats60 in day-operation
number of couchette beds50 in night-operation
layout of passenger areacompartments
air-conditioningair-based; cooling medium R134a
heating36kW
illumination fluorescent lamps
toilets2
washrooms3
service compartment1 (including berth and possibility to prepare tea and coffee)
toilet systemvacuum, Type Semlet K
windowsfixed and sliding
bogie / truckMinden-Deutz 36.3 (MD36)
bogie wheel base2,500mm
axle load13t ,max. 20t
wheel diameter, new950mm
wheel diameter, worn900mm
length over buffers26,400mm
lenght of car body26,100mm
distance between bogie pivots19,000mm
width of car body2,825mm
height of car body above top of rail4,050mm
smallest curve radius150m
type of brakepneumatic disc brake ( KE-GPR (D) [ep] [NBÜ])
number of brake-cylinders per bogie2
energy supplytrain line and static battery chargers
starter battery385Ah/24V