Sale of Railway Vehicles

The HEROS Group sells diesel locomotives, multiple units, and passenger coaches in used condition. These coaches are generally second hand and have demonstrated their dependable operational readiness – and high level of passenger acceptance – during years of passenger transport.

Through the marketing companies HEROS Helvetic Rolling Stock GmbH and HEROS America Middle East Asia GmbH the European market is handled and proven and long-term solutions for the global need for railway vehicles are offered. Vehicles are sold that are suitable for long-term use in passenger transport – even after undergoing modifications and modernising measures. Sitting coaches for local transport, multiple unit trains and main-line coaches with RIC approval for speeds of up to 200 km/h are offered on the basis of time-tested vehicle concepts – such as with push-pull train operation, fare-optimised main-line operation, shuttle transport, etc. If necessary, they are supplemented with special vehicles: restaurant cars, buffet cars, sleeping coaches, and couchette coaches. In addition, HEROS supports its customers by providing various services in combination with the rail vehicles being sold which are generally needed for their future deployment and defined requirements.

HEROS supports its customers by providing various services for the sold rail vehicles which are generally needed for their future deployment and requirements. For example, the offer for a vehicle is rounded off by the necessary modifications or adaptation measures, revisions and replacement parts supply. Consulting services are also offered for national or international vehicle authorisation in connection with these measures.

Another important part is the safe and reliable delivery of the vehicle to the future operation site. To this end, HEROS provides consultation on transport processing on a case-by-case base while relying on its own team of specialists and other resources. Together with the customers, they work out the most economical and technically ideal transport route and supervise its realisation until the final destination.

If desired, HEROS takes into account questions of national and local added value while preparing the overall concept. When required, HEROS supports the various workshops with modifications and maintenance and advises them concerning the planned measures. Naturally, employee training in maintenance and driver training are part of the offer portfolio of HEROS for the future deployment of used railway vehicles. In addition, special national characteristics with regard to technical, commercial and legal aspects for the sale of railway vehicles, transport, export and the future deployment are examined on a case-by-case basis together with the customer when working out solutions. HEROS specialists take the individual and customer-specific requirements into account, integrating them in a harmonised total service package for the customer.

Moreover, tailor-made vehicle solutions for freight transport are also offered, such as for construction transport or individual transport solutions.