RVK-KSF

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RVK-KSF, sometimes written as RVK/KSF, is the national railway company of Karolia. Its full title is Raudtee Vabariiks Kärolijas-Karolia Statale Ferroviae.

RVK is state-owned and is governed by a trust as well as a passenger representative board.

History

RVK was formed in 1919 through the absorption of various regional railway companies in the country. The special act of the Karolian parliament was enforced to end the confusing and inefficient changes between operators necessary to make a long journey, as well as to prevent the doubling of routes where rival operators would not share tracks.

The agreement reached with the former operators was hugely complex and involved large compensation payouts and the creation of a set of state-owned companies. RVK-KSF would not only be responsible for running services, but maintenance, promotion and construction.

RVK inherited a huge variety of different rolling stock from its predecessors, and most of their workers.

Rolling stock

RVK own all their passenger stock and locomotives, and some goods vehicles.

  • See note on Karolian wheel arrangements

Passenger

Long-distance sets

Sleeper sets

Suburban sets

Railcars and multiple units

Railcars of RVK-KSF
Designation Sections Wheel arrangement Length Seats Power Notes
Class 220 1 2A+2A 20.3m 48 Diesel
Class 221 1 2A+2A 25.7m 49+1 disabled Diesel or electric Toilet
Class 222 2 2A+1G+2A 32m 64 Diesel
Class 223 3 2A+2G+2G+2A 47.6m 103+2 disabled Diesel or electric Toilet, asymmetrical door arrangement
Multiple units of RVK-KSF
Designation Sections Wheel arrangement Length Seats Power Notes
Class 038 3 2A+2G+2G+2A 43.5m 130 (47+36+47) Electric (OH or 3rd rail) Near identical to Class 039
Class 039 4 2A+2G+2A:2A+2G+2A 56.5m 166 (47+36+36+47) Electric (OH or 3rd rail) Two semi-independently coupled sections.
Class 043 4 2A+2G+2A:2A+2G+2A 68.8m 186 (39+54+54+39) Electric (OH or 3rd rail) Two semi-independently coupled sections.
Class 044 4 2A+2G+2G+2G+2A 68.8m 186 (39+54+54+39) Electric (OH or 3rd rail) Class 043 with permanently coupled sections and full length walkthrough
Class 050 4 2A+2A+2A+2A+2A+2A+2A+2A 72.5m 170 +2 disabled Diesel or electric