Comfort and safety
For passengers, the steering car offers the same pleasant and safe travelling environment as the double deck passenger coach. As far as travelling comfort is concerned, it makes no difference whether the locomotive pulls or pushes the train. The car has spacious facilities furnished with a wide range of services for passengers on both decks.
The tube-like aluminium bodyshell of the steering car is very strong and forms a safe structure for the passengers and personnel. Collisions with animals and serious traffic accidents have been taken into consideration in the design of the aerodynamic nose. The nose is equipped with special collision buffers and beams which protect the control cabin in case of an accident. In addition, the interior of the coach is optimised for safety.