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Končar KEV DMU enters service

20 Feb 2016

CROATIA: Passenger operator HŽ PP’s first Končar KEV Class 7023 diesel multiple-unit entered revenue service on February 15, operating on the route between Zagreb, Varaždin and Kotoriba.

The three-car articulated DMU is 58·5 m long. It has 151 fixed and nine folding seats, two wheelchair spaces, space for two bicycles and room for 163 standing passengers at 4/m2. It has low-floor entrances, CCTV, a GPS-based passenger information system, wi-fi and air-conditioning.

The driving cars have 390 kW MAN engines, Jenoptik Power Systems generators and Končar traction motors, giving a maximum speed of 120 km/h. AdBlue fuel additive is used.

The DMU cost €4·29m plus VAT. HŽ PP ordered 10 of the DMUs in January 2014 as part of a €213m contract for Končar to supply a total of 44 diesel and electric units, but because of financial difficulties it is unclear whether all will now be delivered.