Siemens H-Bahn - Suspension & Propulsion

The running gear sets are dual axle and the wheels have hard rubber tires which travel on the two lower sections of the guideway. Side mounted wheels are used to guide the running gear. The rubber tires permit very low noise levels (65 dB(A) measured at 50 km/h and 7.5m distance.) Two air brakes are used on each rolling gear as the safety and parking brake. 8 DC traction motors are supplied with 380 VAC (50Hz) via thyristor converters. Maximum speed is 60 km/h. The main braking is a combined regenerative/rheostatic brake. The cabin control system is microprocessor-based and controls all onboard funtions. It communicates with the central control computer.

Bogies are simple and small.

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