DB presented the m² project modular freight car
Deutsche Bahn demonstrated at the InnoTrans exhibition a modular freight car developed jointly with Europe’s largest leasing company VTG as part of the m² research project. It is reported by Railway Supply magazine with reference to zdmira.
The car has already been certified, which allows it to be mass-produced.
DB sees modular freight wagons as more efficient than traditional wagons because they can be quickly adapted to changing clientele requirements. Due to the use of a lightweight prefabricated frame, the wagon of the m² project allows a change in length from 10.8 to 22.6 m. Exchange bodies or containers for transporting various types of goods can be placed on the loading platform of the wagon. It can be used in wagon transportation without any restrictions.
In addition, Deutsche Bahn showcased other freight innovations at the show, including the Vectron Dual Mode combi-drive electric locomotive, DAC digital coupler and on-board telematics to monitor the status of railcars and cargo.
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