OMF road-rail contact line installation vehicle

Contact line installation – Mainline contact lines

Technology Park
Technology Park

The special vehicles are used for installation of new build and renewal of mainline and regional rail contact line systems. The road-rail overhead line installation vehicle can be used from the track and from the formation. The special vehicles are also used for the installation of railway power systems and for laying cables.

Functional Characteristics

  • Installation and dismantling of complete overhead line systems
  • Installation and dismantling or rail power systems
  • Maintenance work for existing installations


Type Mercedes-Benz Axor
Road travel speed 80 km/​h
Engine output 210 kW
EU emission standard 5

Work platform

elevating working platform telescopic version
Dimensions 3.000 mm x 1.400 mm x 1.100 mm
Horizontal reach max. 8,100 mm (from centre of the cradle)
Working height max. 12,5 m

Reeling off and on unit

Load volume a cable drum
Loading procedure Self-loading equipment, hydraulic
Drum diameter max. 1.600 mm
Drum width max. 1.400 mm
Drum weight 2 t

Rail travel equipment

Gauge 1.435 mm
Speed on rails 25 km/​h
Radius for forward travel and reversing min. 45 m
Self-propulsion hydrostatic