Class 76 is a bimodal multiple unit (BMU) which can can be powered either by electric power from the overhead lines or from four onboard diesel engines (and traction batteries) on non-electrified lines. The trainset consists of 6 cars, of which 2 cars have a traction system og one contains the 4 diesel engines.
The trainsets are manufactured by Stadler in Poland, Belarus, and Switzerland. In total, 14 bi-modal trainsets have been produced which are now servicing on the Trønder Line, the Røros Line, and the Nordland Line from 2021.
A big part of the technical equipment is placed on the roof and inside the train, in order to prevent winter-related issues and to improve accessibility for maintenance.
The trainsets have a low noise level, and are designed with a focus on universal accessibility. The large low-floor areas and the wide entrance doors ensure smooth and easy boarding and disembarking for all passengers, and large windows give excellent visibility.
The diesel engines are installed in a separate car which is well insulated against noise and vibration. Moreover, the design of the traction batteries with a capacity of 112 kWh contributes to effective operation as well as reduced energy consumption and local CO2 emissions on non-electrified train lines.
Last but not least, the Class 76 gives a three-fold increase in passenger capacity (seated and standing) compared to the old Class 92 trains that were servicing on the 3 northern lines before the arrival of the FLIRT BMU.
- Technicals specifications
|Seats (comfort/first class)||No|
|Seats (standard/second class)||196|
|Standing space area (m2), folding seats in use||96|
|Standing spaces (number, 4p/m2), folding seats not in use||385|
|Toilets (closed systems)||2|
|Toilet (open systems)||No|
|Family area, number of seats||No|
|HVAC for passengers||Yes|
|Number of decks||1|
|Emergency break override||Yes|
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