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1. (WO2015043654) RAIL VEHICLE WITH A COMPLETELY RETRACTABLE COUPLING

Pub. No.:    WO/2015/043654    International Application No.:    PCT/EP2013/070216
Publication Date: Fri Apr 03 01:59:59 CEST 2015 International Filing Date: Sat Sep 28 01:59:59 CEST 2013
IPC: B61D 15/06
B61G 7/14
Applicants: SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT
Inventors: DREXLER, Stephan
KROISS, Manuel
PEER, Hannes
WINKELMANN, Christian
Title: RAIL VEHICLE WITH A COMPLETELY RETRACTABLE COUPLING
Abstract:
The invention relates to a rail vehicle (1) having a bogie (2) which rolls on a trackway (4) in a direction of travel, a vehicle structure (6) which is supported on the bogie (2), a rigid carrying structure (10) which is arranged on the end side (9) of the rail vehicle (1) and has an end-side coupling opening (14) through which a coupling (15) extends for coupling further rail vehicles, and a coupling securing means (19) for securing the coupling (15) to the rail vehicle (1), wherein the coupling securing means (19) has reversible securing elements which permit a reversible lifting movement counter to the direction of travel (5) to such an extent that the coupling (15) is retracted completely into the supporting structure (10). As a result of the retraction of the coupling into the cage-like carrying structure (10) it no longer influences the crash behaviour.