Vulcano is a narrow-gauge diesel multiple unit manufactured by NEWAG S.A. for Ferrovia Circumetnea designated to service railways around Mount Etna in Sicily.
Vulcano are modern, two-unit vehicles equipped with integrated „powerpack” drive systems with electric transmission, designed specifically for these vehicles. Advanced technical solutions applied in drive system, transmission system and car body support system allowed to muffle noise in the passenger compartment.
Configuration of the interior of passenger compartment enables the vehicle to be operated in both city and suburban traffic. Modifiable seat configuration allows for optimisation of transport capacity. The number of seats is 106 including 7 folding seats, and it can be varied, depending on the rail carrier requirements.
The vehicles are fully air-conditioned and adapted for transporting people with disabilities.
One unit is equipped with a toilet with hermetically sealed design, adjusted for people with disabilities (in accordance with TSI PRM), and the internal door zone is equipped with automatic wheelchair lifts. The safety of passengers is ensured by a monitoring system.
The vehicle has an integrated passenger counting system, GPS and active fire detection and extinguishing system. Also, the vehicles are equipped with a modern passenger information system and intercom for voice communication between passengers and the train driver.
Vehicle driver’s cabs are equipped with ergonomic driver control stations and modern equipment.
These Diesel multiple units can travel with maximum speed up to 100 km/h and are adapted for multiple traction.
|Number of units||2|
|Maximum operating speed||100 km/h|
|Engine power||2 x 390 kw|
|Door width||1 300 mm|
|Number of doors per side||2|
|Total number of seats and standing places||172|
|Number of seats||106 (including 7 folding seats)|
|Number of standing places||66|
|Total length||37 260 mm|
|Vehicle height||3 530 mm|
|Vehicle width||2 526 mm|
|Track width||950 mm|
|Configuration of axles||Bo’Bo’ + Bo’Bo’|
|King-pin spacing||11 600 mm|
|Kinematic gauge||UNI 8197|
|Unladen mass||68,8 t + 2%|
|Maximum gross weight||82,5 t + 2%|
|Height of coupler axis over rail head||550 mm|
|Operating temperature range||-5 do +40°c|
|Areas for people with disabilities||Yes|