Express coaches Bdpee231
With a track gauge of 1435 mm and tunnel length up to 5 km, Bdpee231 can carry passengers practically throughout Central Europe after installing new electrical equipment.
The coaches will operate on the interstate and national lines of Eurocity and Intercity. They are the result of modernizing the original Bp282 coaches from 1990 – 1991 built by Vagónka in Studénka, Moravia-Silesia.
The Bdpee express coaches are used for hauling passengers long distances with a maximum operating speed now increased from 120 km/h to 160 km/h. The economy-class compartment has ample space for passengers. The interiors of the coaches are completely air-conditioned, with seating and folding or fold-down tables. There are 230 V sockets for powering small electronics and a modern audiovisual information system for increased comfort.
New entrance doors, with the option of selectively preventing them from opening even when the train is stationary, add to the greater safety and comfort. The coaches also have new front doors, windows and a central energy source. Naturally the coach is sound and thermally insulated. The foyers are equipped with bike racks and two toilets within an enclosed system. Both foyers are separated from the passenger compartment by sliding glass doors.