This clears the way for the new Gotthard train to travel with passengers on the Swiss rail network for the first time.
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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.
The new vehicles offer a high-quality passenger experience with carefully designed interiors that will satisfy all customers on board.
The new FLIRT trains will provide improved passenger comfort, amenities and accessibility across the Swiss railway network…
BLS is to purchase 52 latest-generation Flirt trains after the contract was signed by Peter Spuhler, President of the Board of Directors of Stadler and BLS CEO Bernard Guillelmon…
Power grids are becoming more intelligent to keep energy consumption within a given band thus avoiding cost-intensive load peaks. The 50Hz energy market operates and optimises in 15-minute intervals, which is considered a lengthy period compared to the dynamics found in railway electricity grids. In the Swiss Federal Railway (SBB)…
Deutsche Bahn AG has awarded Powerlines Germany the contract for the electrification of two sections of the Munich-Lindau extension project.
Spacious, speedy and economical, 58 of Stadler Rail’s newest generation EMUs will debut on Switzerland’s largest regional railway and capital costs are much lower than expected. Edgar Schenk, Rolling Stock Project Manager at BLS, explains more about the rolling stock order placed and the key features of the trains.