Around 100 years ago, electrification allowed Swiss railways to say goodbye to fossil energy sources for the first time. Step by step, ‘white coal’, i.e. hydropower, replaced coal as the primary energy source. This is now happening for a second time – with all fossil fuels being replaced by renewables…
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Daniel Montagnese, Head of Product Management Antennas at HUBER+SUHNER, speaks with Global Railway Review about the advancements in connectivity solutions that are bringing benefits to both the passenger and the operator, and how antennas are at the forefront of this technology.
Of the 60 new InterRegio double-deck trains, 41 will help to replace SBB's old fleet and the remaining 19 will be used to reduce capacity bottlenecks on particular regional services.
Over the course of 2020, SBB experienced losses of 1.32 million passengers per day and a decrease of 28.9 per cent in passenger revenues.
By introducing DAC on its wagons, Green Cargo will improve capacity, punctuality, the working environment, efficiency and profitability.
Three Xpress trains per week will connect Antwerp to Langweid-Foret, the Swabia region in southern Germany, and further to Wolfurt in the Austrian Vorarlberg region.
As well as introducing new direct services between the two countries, SBB and DB will work to ensure that travel times will be further reduced.
The Institute of Railway Engineering and Transport Economy at Graz University of Technology has vast experience in railway asset and lifecycle management and has collaborated with various infrastructure managers such as ÖBB, SBB and Bane NOR over the last 25 years. Here, Ivan Vidovic and Matthias Landgraf from the Institute…
This clears the way for the new Gotthard train to travel with passengers on the Swiss rail network for the first time.
Together with the recently signed contract for the supply of 30 FLIRT DMU, the Stadler train fleet in Italy will grow to over 200 trains.
For the first time in Switzerland, a large series of multiple units will be equipped with an ETCS automatic train protection system.
The approval of operation means SBB can move forward with its timetable change; offering more reliable and enjoyable train services.
Railway traffic will run over the new bridge from 4 November 2018, and the refurbishment is expected to provide another 70 years of use.