Whether manual or driven, the rail-bound traversing carriage is used for linear traversing of assembled conveyor modules. Various conveying elements (e.g. roller, strand or belt conveyors) can be mounted on it. Using the example of a “marshalling yard”, the shuttle car has the function of moving to and operating several positions. In the driven version, an energy chain supplies the moving actuators (electric, pneumatic, hydraulic, …) with energy.