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SNCB I11 coach

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Constructed  1995-7
Maximum speed  200km/h
SNCB I11 coach
Manufacturer  La Brugeoise et Nivelles

The I11 is a type of passenger car used since 1995 in the network of the Belgian railway company NMBS/SNCB for long distance (InterCity) trains.

Description

The carriages were built by BN in Bruges, Belgium between 1995 and 1997. Three types were constructed: 36 of an "A type" with 60 seats in [2+1] seating formation, 106 of a "B type" with 80 seats in [2+2] formation, and 21 "BDX type" with 58 seats and incorporating a control car with a driving cab.

The designation "I" indicates that the vehicle is also suitable for international traffic, but are mostly used for work inside Belgium; they have been used for international services including to Milan (Italy), and Chur and Brig (Switzerland) in the early 2000s. The carriages have air conditioning and electronic displays, and a top operating speed of 200 km/h (120 mph) with good ride quality and low sound levels, the bogies are an ANF type.

They can operate in push pull mode with a SNCB Class 13 or a SNCB Class 18 locomotive, the units have also been used with two driving trailers and a mid-train locomotive.

References

SNCB I11 coach Wikipedia


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