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KNRBB project management for the production of transport unit (TP) 4 for RDC Autozug Sylt
RDC Autozug Sylt GmbH
Project duration:
2018 – 2023

In October 2018, RDC AUTOZUG Sylt GmbH assigned KNRBB GmbH with the project management for the expansion and optimization of the blue AUTOZUG Sylt fleet by 42 vehicles.

The basis of the fleet expansion are new four-axle freight cars of type Snps 475 as well as 2 pieces of four-axle freight cars of type Rens 300, which are otherwise used as freight cars for the transport of heavy products. Both single-deck freight car types have a vehicle length (over buffers) of 19.9 m, are approved for a maximum speed of 100 km/h and can carry loads up to 65 tons.
The requirements for car transports over the Hindenburg Dam had to be taken into account, when converting the freight cars, based on the conditions for passenger transport and the infrastructural conditions. In concrete terms, this meant: achievement of the emergency brake for every vehicle driver, rescue and escape routes, and the installation of fire extinguishers.
There are three different types of construction:

1.Loading and unloading wagon, which is designed for side loading and unloading and for the transportation of motor vehicles,

2. Intermediate wagon, which is designed for the transport of motor vehicles with lateral wind protection and

3. Ramp car, which enables the use of the upper loading ramp at the railroad stations.

The project was implemented with an engineering office, two KNRBB network partners and two local entrepreneurs from Niebüll. KNRBB GmbH coordinates all parties involved in the project, starting with the engineering, through the production of the various components and modules, to the final assembly. KNRBB GmbH also took over the coordination of the process for the commissioning approval by the Federal Railway Authority (EBA).
After 8 months of intensive project work and completion of the first wagons, the commissioning approval was granted by the EBA at the end of June 2019 and the first vehicles have been in operation since then.


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Ralf Meinsen, Management
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