Inter-Regio Passenger Coaches 2nd Class Bimz, Model 264

The Bimz 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 model 264 was built between 1988 and 1994. As part of the acquisition of aesthetically striking coaches for Inter-Regio transportation, compartment coaches of types Bm 234 or Bm 235 were used as ‘donor’ coaches.

The Bimz 264 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 Bimz 264 has over 60 second class seats and 6 folding seats. The Bimz 264 is sometimes equipped with a closed WC system or can be retrofitted.

Many of the Bimz 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 bogies used for model 264 coaches are type Minden-Deutz 36. This designation is also abbreviated to “MD36” or “LD36". The Minden-Deutz 36 type bogies are well known in many countries and workshops with experience in these types of bogies are generally easy to find.

Bimz 264 coaches are often operated in combination with Aimz 261 and Bimdz 268 coaches.

HEROS offers the Bimz 264 for lease and sale.

Photographs of Long Distance RIC Passenger Rail Cars Bimz 264

Long distance railway coach Bimz 264. 200km/h 66 sitting passengers. former Inter-Regio coach.

Technical Data Inter-Regio Passenger Coaches 2nd Class Bimz, Model 264

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maximum speed200km/h
total weight42t ... 43t
entrance from platforms350mm ... 760mm
number of doors2 per side
type of doorsslam doors (revolving folding doors)
number of 2nd class seats60
number of tip-up seats6
layout of passenger areafive compartments with 5 seats each and 3 areas with together 35 seats and 6 flip-up seats
illumination fluorescent lamps
toilet systemopen or vacuum
windowsfixed and sliding
bogie / truckMinden-Deutz 36 (MD36)
bogie wheel base2,500mm
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 radius120m according to RIC
type of brakepneumatic disc brake with an electromagnetic rail brake (R KE-GPR-Mg (D) partly NBÜ, [ep])
number of brake-cylinders per bogie2
energy supplytrain line and static battery chargers
starter battery330Ah/24V