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 Couchette Coach Bvcmz 248

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Entrance from platforms:
  
350mm ... 760mm

Doors per side:

2

Type of doors:

slam doors (revolving folding doors)

Door control:

side-selective via CAN-bus and touch-screen

Air-conditioning:

air-based; cooling medium R134a

Layout of passenger area:

compartments

Number of compartments:

10

Seats (in day-operation):

60

Berths (in night-operation):

50

Conductor-compartments:

1 (including berth and possibility to prepare tea and coffee)

Lavatories:

3

Toilets:

2

Type of toilet system:

vacuum, Type Semlet K

Windows:

fixed and sliding

Interchangeability:

RIC

Top speed in passenger operation:

160km/h (variants 248.1 and 248.3)

Bogie type:

Minden-Deutz 36.3 (MD36)

Total weight:

44t-46t

Wheelset-load:

13t

Maximum permitted wheelset-load:

20t

Length over buffers:

26,400mm

Length of car-body:

26,100mm

Width of car-body:

2,825mm

Height of car-body above top of rail:

4,050mm

Distance between bogie centres:

19,000mm

Wheel-base (bogie):

2,500mm

Diameter of new wheels:

950mm

Diameter of worn wheels:

900mm

Smallest curve radius:

150m

Brake type:

pneumatic disc brake (<R> KE-GPR (D) [ep] [NBÜ])

Number of brake-cylinders per bogie:

2

Energy supply:

train line and static battery chargers

Battery:

385Ah/24V

Lighting:

fluorescent lamps

Heating power:

36kW