• Emission-free traction vehicle: this service locomotive was specially developed for use on Vienna’s public transport system


Multi system service locomotive
Optimised for use in underground and urban rail networks, the 36-tonne locomotive has been designed as a lightweight that achieves an axle load of only 9 tonnes. At the same time it has a high power density and can be operated throughout an entire shift without catenary input, thanks to its battery capacity of 540 Ah.

Each of its four wheelsets is driven by a 130-kW AC traction motor that is separately being controlled via IGBT converter technology. More-over, the locomotive is equipped with a highly efficient slip-and-slide protection system that improves traction and minimises wear on both infrastructure and wheels. Designed for dual-mode operation, the locomotive is powered either by a traction battery or by a third rail current collector, which means it can be used flexibly on any route. The locomotive is also fitted with a four-quadrant controller, enabling it to brake electro-dynamically and effectively bring the entire train to a standstill as well as stop and start on ascending slopes.

Its components are easily accessible from the outside, making it particularly simple to maintain. Moreover, its central cab is ergonomically designed and provides the driver with a good all-round view as well as the ability to drive in both directions. A built-in camera additionally facilitates coupling. With tractive effort of 115 kN (at μ= 0.33) and maximum speed of 50 km/h, this service locomotive is an ideal working vehicle and combines emission-free operation with outstanding reliability.

In use at Wiener Linien and Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe
The five city routes of the “Wiener Linien” in Vienna convey well over 400 million people through the Austrian capital each year. The number of passengers is growing and the network is being continually enlarged. Together with Vossloh Kiepe, Schalke developed and supplied the public transport company with five electrically powered service locomotives for performing maintenance and repair work. The Schalke locomotives are also used by the Berlin public transport system.

- Specially designed for tram and suburban light rail networks
- Lightweight construction
- Powered either by battery or third rail current collector
- Electro-dynamic brake for wear-free stopping and starting on ascending slopes

Technical Data

Power Modules: Battery-Powerpack, Pantograph (Third Rail)
Power Transmission: AC
Weight: 36 t
Axle Arrangement: Bo’Bo’
Track Gauge: 1,435 mm
Power: 520 kW
Length: 15,120 mm
Width: 2,358 mm
Height: 3,487 mm
Maximum Speed: 50 km/h
Tractive Effort: 115 kN (at μ = 0,33)