Electric Multiple AM96 - Belgium
From 1996 Bombardier Transportation has supplied a total of 40 units of the three-section Electric Multiple Unit for the SNCB (Belgian Railways), which were designed with particular emphasis on passenger comfort . The AM96 uses the latest bogie technology from the high speed sector in order to obtain a smoother, quieter ride and also to reduce the need for maintenance and increase train reliability. The vehicles identified by the SNCB as AM96 are suitable for speeds up to 160 km/h. At this speed, the internal noise level is an outstanding 65 dB(A) which is extremely low. For the first time in Belgian rolling stock, all passengers, as well as driver and supervisory crew, are provided with a fully air-conditioned ride. Automatically operated interior doors, information displays inside (above the internal doors) and on the outside of each carriage, and attractive indirect lighting make your trip even more pleasant. Extra space for wheelchairs and adapted toilets are also included. The end result is undoubtedly "the people's train": a train full of features that have been carefully selected for maximum passenger comfort.