Patent Number: 8,794,160

Title: Low-floor railcar bogie and low-floor railcar including the same

Abstract: A low-floor railcar bogie of the present invention includes: a bogie frame including a pair of left and right side beams and a cross beam, each of the left and right side beams including a front portion, an intermediate portion, and a rear portion in a vehicle longitudinal direction, the intermediate portion being located at a position lower than the front portion and the rear portion, the cross beam connecting the intermediate portions of the pair of side beams each other; a pair of front and rear axle beams formed separately from the bogie frame, respectively located on a front side and rear side of the cross beam, and each extending in a vehicle width direction; independent wheels rotatably supported by left and right side portions of the axle beams, respectively; primary suspensions configured to elastically couple the front and rear portions of the side beams and the left and right side portions of the axle beams; and secondary suspensions provided on upper surfaces of the front and rear portions of the side beams.

Inventors: Nishimura; Takehiro (Kobe, JP), Kamura; Keiichiro (Kobe, JP), Sakamoto; Junichi (Kobe, JP)

Assignee: Kawasaki Jukogyo Kabushiki Kaisha

International Classification: B61D 13/00 (20060101); B61F 3/08 (20060101); B61D 17/10 (20060101); B61F 5/00 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 8/05/12018