SWITZERLAND: Swiss Federal Railways announced a SFr50m contract for Slovakian company ŽOS Trnava to supply 485 wagons to replace its infrastructure maintenance fleet on March 31.

The order covers:

  • 70 twin-axle hopper wagons;
  • 140 bogie hopper wagons;
  • 50 tipping wagons with high sides;
  • 25 tipping wagons with low sides;
  • 50 bogie sleeper wagons;
  • 150 twin-axle wagons.

Deliveries are scheduled to run from May 2015 to October 2016. The new wagons will replace existing vehicles which have an average age of 40 years.