January 13, 2014

Softronic Hyperion ready for testing

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ROMANIAN rolling stock manufacturer Softronic has unveiled the prototype of its new Hyperion emu, which is expected to begin mainline testing next month.

The Hyperion has been developed by Softronic at a cost of around €5m and the 70m-long four-car prototype train was built at the company's Craiova plant in southern Romania.

The articulated train will be offered in 160km/h and 200km/h variants and will seat between 150 and 188 passengers. The 160km/h dual-voltage (3kV dc and 25kV 50Hz ac) prototype is equipped with two powered and three unpowered bogies, with four asynchronous traction motors, each rated at 430kW, generating a total output of 1.72MW.

Softronic says the train is equipped with ABB traction motors, Lucchini wheelsets, and Knorr-Bremse brakes. Air-conditioning systems have been supplied by Klimat-Fer, Italy.

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