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Swiss Federal Railways RABDe 500 “InterCity-Neigezug” (ICN)
Switzerland | 1999 | 44 produced
Two RABDe 500 in double in December 2010 between Elgg and Schottikon
Two RABDe 500 in double in December 2010 between Elgg and Schottikon
Kabelleger / David Gubler / www.bahnbilder.ch

Since the originally planned infrastructure improvements to shorten travel times were classified as too expensive, these multiple units were developed with tilting technology. The traction equipment has many things in common with the Re 460 and is distributed over three cars at each end of the train. Thanks to the higher speeds, the SBB created the ICN train type. Compared to the previously used passenger coaches, passengers criticized the smooth running, less space and much smaller windows.

General
Built1999-2005
ManufacturerAdtranz, Bombardier, FIAT-SIG, Alstom
Axle config1A-A1+1A-A1+2-2+2-2+2-2+1A-A1+1A-A1 
Gauge4 ft 8 1/2 in (Standard gauge)
Seats477
Dimensions and Weights
Length619 ft 5 1/16 in
Fixed wheelbase8 ft 10 5/16 in
Empty weight782,640 lbs
Service weight870,825 lbs
Adhesive weight264,554 lbs
Axle load33,069 lbs
Power
Power sourceelectric - AC
Electric system15.000 V 16⅔ Hz
Hourly power6,973 hp (5,200 kW)
Top speed124 mph
Starting effort47,210 lbf
Power Plant
Boiler
Calculated Values
EMU
long distance
tilting
last changed: 03/2023
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