Two Unimogs for Rail/Road Applications in Bangkok




Two new Unimog U 423s for rail/road applications have commenced operations in Bangkok, Thailand. These vehicles carry out a wide range of maintenance work on the new Red Line metro route in the Thai capital. The Red Line comprises 2 lines that meet at Bang Sue Station in the center of Bangkok.

The heavily polluted metropolitan area of Bangkok has decided to build the 40 km long overground railway line to minimize its high traffic volumes and smog. Two Unimog vehicles with environmentally friendly Euro 6 exhaust technology have been purchased as service vehicles.

The Unimog U 423 rail guidance system has been provided by Zagro Bahn- und Baumaschinen GmbH. Thanks to the special road/rail technology, these vehicles can also run and work on narrow meter-gauge railways. As a means of comparison: Standard gauge rail networks have a track width of 1,435 mm.

One of the Unimogs has been equipped with a loading crane. The second vehicle comes with a Zagro elevating work platform with a maximum load capacity of 200 kg. As a result, they are optimally equipped for installation and maintenance work on the new metro line.

Unimog ExpertPartner Zagro has 5 decades of proven experience as a specialist in road/rail technology. In addition to road/rail working vehicles, the company also produces shunting vehicles which are used to move the trains. The design and equipment are tailored to the customer’s requirements for their intended purpose.

Source: Daimler

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