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Special solutions

for rail vehicles and buses.

ZARGES Special solutions

Individual or standard
your requirement is our challenge.
ZARGES is the market leader for access technology in Europe and a full-service partner for means of access as well
as working and assembly platforms in the field of rail vehicles or buses. The widest range of products on the market
enables us to cover every requirement from a standard product all the way to individual special solutions.
ZARGES products are of the highest quality and ensure the greatest safety, underlining the high value of your systems. More than 80 years of experience, innovative technologies and our high standards have already convinced many
renowned customers. We offer consulting, planning, products, assembly and service at one stop. This means that you
profit from an ideal solution with a minimum working overhead for you.

From the idea to the solution, from assembly to customer service:

On-site consulting from
ZARGES field service
and project engineers.
Online consulting by

Costing and
Informative offer with all
the relevant data as well
as 3D CAD.
Models and drawings
for approval.


Service & support:

On-site assembly by the

ZARGES assembly team,
including customer inspection prior to acceptance,
and training.

Useful seminars for suitably

qualified person on testing
access equipment.

Handover of technical
documentation for use
of the product.

Reliable spare part supply.

Legally prescribed product

inspections on site by trained
ZARGES employees.

We deliver customer-specific solutions exactly geared to your vehicles and systems.

In doing so, we comply with all the relevant standards and regulations, for example:
DIN EN ISO 9001 Quality Management
DIN EN ISO 14122 Permanent means of access to machinery
DIN EN 1090 Fabrication and assembly of steel and aluminium structures
Machinery Directive 2006/42/EC

The path to your individual solution for access to rail vehicles and buses:

Which area of the rail vehicle or bus

is to be reached?

How would you like to reach the vehicle:

mobile or stationary?

Crossing railway track pits.

Side area.
Front area.
Roof area.

For all these areas, you will find solution possibilities in the
following overview that can be specially adapted to the needs
of the application by means of a wide variety of individual
equipment options.

Overview of product options:

Mobile access solutions




Portal roof working platforms


Roof working platforms

Front working platforms

Rail pit boards

Side working


Access steps


Stationary access solutions


Roof working stands

Assembly stands
universal system platform

Mobile access solutions


Mobile working platforms, adaptable to virtually

all contours.
With fixed platform height or adjustable in height.
With or without struts for unobstructed access
to the vehicle.

Rail pit boards

Suitable for all common types
of rail fastenings.

You can choose from the following versions:

Individually designed platform solutions

to bridge railway track pits.

Platform flooring: aluminium, with corrugated surface, aluminium

checker plate, steel, stainless steel or fibre-glass plastic grating.
Access from the pit.
Padding and visual markings.

Railway track bridge, mobile with rail brake

Comfortable version


Simple design, stationary inboard and


Simple version

Access steps
Individual versions for parallel or frontal door access.

Access steps with fixed height

Frontal access steps with fixed height

Access steps parallel to the vehicle,



Front working platforms

Access for work on the windscreen,
wipers or destination display.

Standard length: 1,000 mm

Suitable for all vehicle types and track gauges

as a result of perfect alignment to contours.

Other dimensions available on request

With optional 2-way chassis for moving on normal

workshop floors, rails or elevated tracks.

Standard widths: 2,500 or 3,200 mm

Consistent flat construction for vehicles
with low or high hanging rail guard.

Standard heights 1,5002,300 mm

or 2,1003,500 mm

Adaptation to contours of the vehicle

Height-adjustable front working platform with rail-guided chassis

Rail undercarriage with brake can be chosen as an option

Electrically height-adjustable with power connection on the platform,

for simultaneous work in the front and front side areas

Mechanically height-adjustable platform with rail-guided chassis

and adaptation to contours

Hydraulically height-adjustable front working platform with access

via three four-stringer stairs

Electrically height-adjustable front working platform with telescopic stair

Mobile access solutions


Side working platforms

Access for work along the train, doors and windows.
Side working platforms with different height and access variants.

Side working platform with fixed height

Fixed height with frontal stair

Height-adjustable from approx. 1,0002,700 mm and strut-free

working platform

Height-adjustable with internally supported steps and access hatch

Height-adjustable from approx. 4003,000 mm with vertical ladder access


Roof working platforms

One-sided or two-sided access for safe work on the roof.
Choice of access variant depending on use case and space available in each case.

Portal roof working platform, rail-guided

Roof working platform with fixed height and height-adjustable railing

cage; cage can be engaged optionally on the left or right

Roof working platform adjustable in height by crane with telescopic

front fall protections

Height-adjustable roof working platform with folding railing cage

Telescopic front fall protections that can be hooked up manually to

connect two roof working platforms over the roof

Mobile access solutions


Portal roof working platforms

Rigid connection of both sides with front fall protections for fenced-off/safe working area.
Stationary or mobile.
Roof access on both sides with, if required, simultaneous side access through 2nd level.
Various mobility options (ground, tracks, guide at the train).

Portal roof working platform with two levels, rail-guided

Portal roof working platform with two levels and parallel step access

Roof access, 2 levels (upper is hinged), strut-free framework to enable

simultaneous side access

With electrical height adjustment from 7004,300 mm, electrical

lengthways movement on rails

With mobile jib crane for removing components

from the train roof on the way

Modular kit for mobile access solutions

The combination of standardised aluminium constructions enables
flexible access to different vehicles.
The major components of this modular kit are working platforms, platforms,
modules, steps, railings and hand-rails.
If required, all platforms can be easily and quickly combined to create flexible work areas.
Combination examples:

Coupling of two portal roof working platforms

Modules, platforms and working platforms on all sides

Height-adjustable lengthways combination consisting of modules,

four-stringer stairs and suspended platforms

Combination in U-shape

Equipment and details for mobile access solutions



Gap bridges


Adaptations to contours


Stationary access solutions

Stationary working platform or walkway,

adaptable to virtually all contours.
Assembly variants: raised on stands
on the ground, suspended from ceiling, using brackets or cantilever arm
Access via ladder or stairs.


Roof working stands

Access and work on the roof and/or in the roof area of rail vehicles or buses:
Idle times shortened as a result of short equipping times and maximum work safety.
Optimal adaptation to contours with high variability and zero gap dimension.
Depending on the hall layout, the stands are divided into adapted individual segments (system modular kit).

Examples of versions:

Approx. 1,300 m length, 3 tracks, suspended from the ceiling.

Mobile overhead crane with swivel arm per track to 250 m

For ICE maintenance with approx. 920 m length.

Cantilever arm technology, raised on stands and
suspended from the ceiling.
Connection to hall pillars.
Overhead crane.

Approx. 1,050 m length.

Raised on stands and suspended from the
ceiling with accessible fall protections.
Mobile front fall protections.


Roof working stands

Examples of versions:

Approx. 92 m length.
Cantilever arm technology, connection to hall construction.
Swivelling steps.

Approx. 188 m length, on both sides at 2 tracks.

Bracket technology, connection to hall construction.
Sensor-controlled front fall protections.

Length approx. 42 m.
Raised on stands with accessible fall protections
on the opposite side.
Mechanically cranked extensions.
Attached storage area.


Stationary access solutions


Assembly stands universal system platform

Examples of versions:

Equipment and details:

Specially made for construction and final assembly of rail vehicles and buses.
Individual adaptation of contours and platform heights according to customer specifications.
System modular kit with product catalogue.
Platforms with cantilever arm technology for best possible access to all relevant assembly positions.
Fixed or height-adjustable platform system for optimal access and ergonomic work.
Front fall protections can be adapted to set vehicle types and enable safe work at all times.
Platform surface made of plywood for high anti-slip safety in conjunction
with low footfall sound noise pollution.
Load-bearing capacities up to 500 kg/m.
Supporting structure made of steel, hot-galvanised or painted.
Aluminium stairs could be assembled in- or outside.
Fall protections due to railings on all sides, detachable or fixed.
Impact protection made of soft PVC for optimal protection of the set vehicles.


Equipment and details for assembly stands

Material lock
On request, 2-wing, horizontally opening and/or lowerable
material locks enable simple delivery and supply of mounting
materials to the platform system.

Roller platform
Rail-guided bridge between vehicles and the stands.
Optionally with 2-way chassis.

Supported platform
Rail-guided bridge over the vehicle roof.
Height adjustability enables unobstructed entry and exit
of the vehicle.

Mobile platform modules

Special adapter for supports, enabling mobility using air
cushion technology.
Operation is by means of a separate control unit.
Easy to move by hand to gain access to a vehicle section
(for example door installation).


Stationary access solutions

Equipment and details for stationary access solutions

Platform contour adaptation/extensions


Fixed modules without

adaptation to contours.

Detachable segments
with parking position.

Modules with mechanical extensions.

Self-closing railing
door as access side
fall protection.

Fixed segments.

Modules with electrical


Front fall protections


Telescopic, can be
hooked up manually.

Fixed stairs.

Lengthways moving
2-piece gate system
with control system.

Emergency descent

Lengthways moving
2-piece gate system
sensor scanning.

Control system/
control panels

Access safeguards
Safety components
if overhead cables
are present.

Control panel.

Doors with panic lock.

Mobile touchpanel.



Key systems

Power systems
Overhead/slewing crane.

Configurator for steps und bridging steps

ZARGES offers you individually configurable steps and bridging steps as access or for maintenance work on rail
vehicles and/or buses, precisely adapted to your requirements.


Platform stairway

Platform steps, mobile

Bridging steps

Bridging steps, mobile

Platform stairway

Find out for yourself. Use our configurator, plan your individual product step by step and immediately receive the
matching offer, including engineering design drawing and 3D CAD model, at:

Other product benefits:

Delivery within 10 working days within Germany.
Fast and simple assembly as a result of plug-in and screwed connections reduced to a minimum.
Tested by German Technical Inspection Association complying with DIN EN ISO 14122.

The ZARGES range

The extensive range of standard products offers a wide variety of solutions that meet our customers'
requirements. Here is a selection of some of our most popular products.


Mobile scaffoldings


More at:


Further information is available on the internet or from your specialist dealer

References (excerpt):

The products shown here are only a small excerpt from our overall range.

Art.-Nr. 259GB04 09/2014, ee-ZAR-2772

At ZARGES, our focus is on the benefit for the customer. Innovative standard products, special
solutions or comprehensive service every day, our customers can rely on the safety and high
quality of our range. Find out more now at


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