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DBAG Class 425

DBAG Class 425 (and 435) / 426
Type and origin
Power type Electric
Builder Bombardier, Siemens and DWA (consortium)
Build date 1999-2008
Total produced 249 / 43
UIC classification Bo'(Bo')(2')(Bo')Bo' resp.
Bo'(A+A)'(2')(A+A)'Bo' (425)
Bo'(2')Bo' (426)
Gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge
Driver diameter 850 mm (33.46 in)
Length 67.5 m (221 ft 5 in) / 36.49 m (119 ft 9 in)
Locomotive weight 114 t / 63.2 t (62.2 long tons; 69.7 short tons)
Electric system(s) 15 kV 16.7 Hz AC
Current collection
Performance figures
Maximum speed 140 km/h (87 mph) (160,140 km/h or 99,510 mph when LZB-controlled)
Power output 2,350 kW (3,150 hp) / 1,175 kW (1,576 hp)
Nicknames "Quietschie"
Locale Germany
DBAG Class 425 (and 435) / 426
Train set 425/426

The Classes 425 and 426 EMUs are a class of electric multiple units built by a consortium of Siemens, Bombardier and DWA and operated by DB Regio in Germany. They are essentially the same vehicle, but the class 425 EMU consists of four segments, while the class 426 EMUs only have two parts.


Class 426 is shorter than class 425

It is a high-powered, light-weight vehicle with high acceleration for short- and medium-distance services with frequent stops. The aluminium superstructure was built as flat as possible, both to minimize drag and to ease automated cleaning. The acceleration is achieved by distributing traction motors among eight of the train's ten axles including two of the three jacobs bogies.

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