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 <R> 71 tonnes or <R> 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 Coach Car Bimz 264

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Entrance from platforms:

350mm ... 760mm

Doors per side:


Type of doors:

slam doors (revolving folding doors)

Number of standard seats:


Number of flip-up seats:


Layout of passenger area:

five compartments with 5 seats each and 3 areas with together 35 seats and 6 flip-up seats



Type of toilet system:

open or vacuum


fixed and sliding



Top speed in passenger operation:


Bogie type:

Minden-Deutz 36 (MD36)

Total weight:

42t ... 43t

Length over buffers:


Length of car-body:


Width of car-body:


Height of car-body above top of rail:


Distance between bogie centres:


Wheel-base (bogie):


Diameter of new wheels:


Diameter of worn wheels:


Smallest curve radius:

120m according to RIC

Brake type:

pneumatic disc brake with an electromagnetic rail brake (R KE-GPR-Mg (D) partly NBÜ, [ep])

Number of brake-cylinders per bogie:


Energy supply:

train line and static battery chargers




fluorescent lamps

Heating power:36kW