54.17 / 55.70 Transport system for flexible municipal construction logistics. Train combinations for every new construction and maintenance job.
|Drive||6-cylinder hydrostatic diesel engine|
|Deutz, exhaust emission rating to RL97/68/EC Level IV final|
|Output||390 kW; hydrostatic transmission of power to 3 axles|
|Weight||37 t total weight incl. 2 t payload|
|Working mode||60 km/h self-propelled, 60 km/h hauled|
|Dimension||14.5 m total length over draw gear|
|Braking||Pneumatic direct/indirect, spring-actuated, magnetic rail brake, wheel slide protection (WSP also active during hauled drive)|
|Loading crane||PK 11502 B with height limiter and adjacent track locking|
|Max. outreach||10,4 m|
Which components does the ROBEL Transport System consist of?
The system comprises
With the eight vehicles, up to 16 different train combinations can be formed; these are designed for mixed operations according to EBON/A and BOStrab and can cover all transport tasks in urban maintenance operations.
What and how much can I transport using ROBEL's Transport System?
ROTRAILER payload: up to 18 t
Compared to previous methods, the system will transport greater loads in less time:
In a nutshell, you will need fewer trips for more material.
What are the retrofit options of the ROTRAILER low-loading wagon?
What is special about maintaining railway systems in public road traffic?
Maintenance in moving urban traffic puts high demands on the vehicles' acceleration and braking capabilities: They should be able to stop abruptly for other road users at any time. All wagons feature direct and indirect pneumatic brake systems, spring actuators (parking brake), magnetic track brakes and anti-skid / wheel slide protection.
Rapid braking essentially depends on a good view, particularly if the train is travelling at top speed (60 km/h) itself. The track vehicle features large windows on all sides and a pivoting driver's seat which provides the operator an unrestricted view of the platform edge, zebra crossings, signals and people or cars on the roadside. If used separately, the track vehicle's rear cabin gives a full view of what's happening on-site.
Why does urban infrastructural work have to be completed faster?
The high utilisation of the urban railways during the week and in some cases transport operating also throughout the night at weekends are a burden for the public networks and pose new challenges for infrastructure operators: Maintenance requirement is increasing, the available time slots available for it are decreasing.
Up to 90% of the urban maintenance work takes place during the night when the trains are not operating; on average a mere two to four hours are available for this maintenance work.
Thus, infrastructure work has to be better organised and faster to ensure that highly frequented lines remain available. There is little time for ad-hoc deployment due to broken rails or line damage. Therefore continuous maintenance and timely error correction are the prerequisites for fault-free operation.
Transport for London receives flexible and modular vehicle systems for inspection and maintenance of urban railway tunnel infrastructure in short time frames.
What are the benefits of the RORUNNER system?
One system for all tunnel maintenance needs
Quick, versatile and efficient
Safe transport of operators, equipment and materials
Which components do the RORUNNER systems for Elizabeth line include?
RORUNNER System I
1 track vehicle with multi-purpose flatbed loading area
1 transport wagon
1 track vehicle with messroom for 10 workers
RORUNNER System II
1 track vehicle with crane and workman basket or hydraulic rail tongue attachment
1 transport wagon
1 track vehicle with messroom for 10 workers
1 transport wagon adapted for the installation of measurement equipment for rail condition testing
RODRAIN drainage cleaning system
ROPORT wire drum
ROHOIST scissor lift
ROLIFT mobile exchange system with 6 gantries
Which maintenance tasks will be done by the RORUNNER systems for the Elizabeth line?
How does the mobile exchange system work?
One of the key issues in urban rail maintenance is the lack of space when loading or unloading switches or rails within tunnel confines. The modular on-off loading device of the mobile exchange system secures to the platform with twist locks when needed and unloads the preassembled gantries.
Order placement: August 2016
Construction: September 2016 - Juli 2017
Factory acceptance test: May 2018
Delivery: August 2018
Quotes of project partners
Stuart Hines-Randle, TfL Yellow Plant Project Manager:
Robel and Plasser UK have demonstrated their ability to innovate new solutions throughout this project. Their concept for switch rail changes using a gantry system, deployed directly from the train, working around the wagons to deliver, install and remove the scrap was particularly impressive, addressing a key maintenance challenge. The system worked correctly first time at the recent successful Factory Acceptance Tests in Salzburg. It has been a great experience working with Plasser UK and Robel and I’m excited to see the trains start work on the Elizabeth line.”
Mark Simmons, CEO Plasser UK
“TfL challenged us to develop a versatile maintenance concept. Robel, applying their special skill in delivering customized solutions, have designed and produced a modular vehicle system which exceeded the case study targets. Plasser UK, Robel and TfL worked in close collaboration, integrating user suggestions throughout the whole project. The result is a solution that delights the customer.“
Robert Gratz, Robel Project Manager
“Only if you know what is really needed right there on track, you are able to develop solutions in line with the market. We are proud that the new RORUNNER System has been consigned today to Transport for London exactly as it should be – on schedule, in accordance with the contract and ready for use.“
Which countries already certified this configuration of the RORUNNER System?
Certification: Great Britain
Kinematic envelope: W6A, G1, Crossrail Structural Gauge
57.44 Functional work vehicle for the scheduled maintenance and repair of catenaries. State-of-the-art and powerful.
|Output||2 x 480 kW|
|Speed max.||140 km/h|
|Power transmission||hydrodynamic (regular mode) hydrostatic (work mode)|
|Length over buffers||24.900 mm|
ROBEL Transport System