Railways series 473
In the years 1974-1976 and 1982-1984 altogether 63 cars in two series from those to the today's day after accident damage and de-activating still 56 in the passenger employment are constituted (conditions 8/05). These are used exclusively on the route network that Hamburg direct current rapid-transit railway and connected by means of an only by the factory separable Kurzkupplung with the controlable electrical motor coaches of the series 472.
Each cars is in firm course federation begun, which are numbers of the three-part short course, consisting of in each case two ET of the BR 472 and a ET of the BR 473, between 201 and 262 represents settled, whereby the last two numbers of the car number always also, by set forward 2 supplements the last two numbers of the short course number.
Each motor coach of this series has side of the car, which coat the bus bar attached laterally to the Streckengleis laterally two current collectors each for each.
Contrary to the BR 472 the BR 473 is equipped, ordered however due to the original use as 1.Klasse-Waggon and the smaller passenger change resulting thereby only with three doors for each side of the car with a shorter length of only 19.04 meters over a seat offer for 66 passengers. With task of the 1. Class with the rapid-transit railway Hamburg GmbH in the year 2001 was released also the ET 473 without restriction.
Delivered the cars in one were pasted ocean-blue/beige painting whereby some up to in the year 1996 the change beginning also with complete car advertisement and/or. were painted.
With that Redesign beginning between the years 1996 and 2005 all course federations went through, the cars were entkernt and with fundamentally renewed and optically 474/874 interior equipment adapted to the follow-up series provided, moreover a new emergency call and security system were installed. Outwardly the railroad cars were provided with, to the railway suburban traffic adapted, traffic-red and a lacquer finish set off with white doors and Zierstreifen.