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  • MOB Goldenpass Express gauge changing Stadler panorama coach impression (2)
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    Gauge-changing panorama coaches ordered

    2021-12-26T05:00:00Z

    SWITZERLAND: Montreux-Oberland Bahn has awarded Stadler a SFr12m contract to supply four low-floor gauge-changing panorama coaches for the future Goldenpass Express service between Montreux and Interlaken. The order is being financed by MOB with the support of the cantons of Bern, Vaud and Fribourg and the ...

  • Baselland tram operator BLT has formally awarded Stadler a SFr125m contract to supply 25 TINA trams.
    Metro Report International

    BLT signs contract for 25 TINA trams

    2021-11-16T08:58:00Z

    SWITZERLAND: Baselland tram operator BLT has formally awarded Stadler a SFr125m contract to supply 25 TINA trams. Stadler had been named preferred bidder in February. The contract signed on November 12 followed agreement on the vehicle specifications, together with the confirmation of funding from the federal ...

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    Uetlibergbahn electrification conversion planned under SZU modernisation programme

    2021-11-12T13:45:00Z

    SWITZERLAND: Sihltal Zürich Uetliberg Bahn has unveiled a phased programme of infrastructure enhancements and standardisation to complement its fleet renewals, paving the way for a more intensive service to operate over its two routes west of Zürich.

  • Ligerz tunnel (Image: SBB)
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    Tunnel to enable double-tracking of Neuchâtel – Biel/Bienne line

    2021-10-19T12:00:00Z

    SWITZERLAND: Work has begun to double the last single-track section of the Neuchâtel – Biel/Bienne line, following approval for construction of the 2 130 m long Ligerz tunnel which will replace the existing alignment on the shore of Lake Biel. Work to ...

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    Automated brake test system development completed

    2021-10-06T05:00:00Z

    EUROPE: Austrian company PJM has completed the technical development of an automated brake testing system which it envisaged could save up to 45 min when preparing a 500 m long freight train. The system has been extensively tested on 200 SBB Cargo wagons, and approvals are ...

  • Impression of Stadler Flirt for SBB
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    Stadler selected to supply up to 510 EMUs to Swiss operators

    2021-10-05T10:59:00Z

    SWITZERLAND: Stadler has been selected as the winner of the ‘largest tender in Swiss rail history’. The framework contract covers the supply of up to 510 Flirt electric multiple-units to Swiss Federal Railways, Thurbo and RegionAlps, with a firm order for an initial 286 units worth ...

  • SNCF Logistics’ planned acquisition of a 45% stake in BLS Cargo will come into effect at the beginning of July.
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    NEAT completion boosts rail’s share of transit freight

    2021-09-27T13:39:00Z

    SWITZERLAND: Rail’s share of the north-south transit freight market reached its highest level for 25 years in the first half of this year, according to the Federal Office for Transport.

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    Metro Report International

    Lausanne breaks ground for western tram line

    2021-09-09T10:56:00Z

    SWITZERLAND: Work has started on the construction of a tram route to serve the western suburbs of Lausanne, following a groundbreaking ceremony in Renens and public celebrations at both ends of the route.

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    Track doubling south of Zürich underway

    2021-09-08T05:00:00Z

    SWITZERLAND: Work to double-track the 3 km Uznach – Schmerikon section of the Ziegelbrücke – Rapperswil line southeast of Zürich was launched with a groundbreaking ceremony on August 30. The SFr56m project financed by the federal government is scheduled to be completed in December 2023. It ...

  • FLP Stadler Tramlink (Photo FLP)
    Metro Report International

    Lugano tram-train cut-off tunnel approved

    2021-08-17T14:03:00Z

    SWITZERLAND: Plans for a 2·2 km cut-off tunnel which would provide metre-gauge operator Ferrovie Luganesi with a more direct route into Lugano were approved by the Federal Council on August 11. Construction of the tunnel along with a 1·9 km surface branch to Manno are key ...

  • RhB inspection wagon (Photo: RhB/Georg Trueb)
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    Metre-gauge infrastructure measuring vehicle

    2021-06-30T05:00:00Z

    SWITZERLAND: Rhätische Bahn is using a track and electrification inspection and measuring vehicle designed to provide metre-gauge railway operators with detailed data to help plan maintenance and renewal works. The vehicle has been developed in a joint project by RhB, Fachhochschule Nordwestschweiz ...

  • Frauenfeld-Wil-Bahn
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    Swiss narrow gauge railways merge

    2021-06-18T08:00:00Z

    SWITZERLAND: Metre gauge railway operators Appenzeller Bahnen and Frauenfeld-Wil-Bahn have merged following approval by their respective boards on June 11 and June 17. The two companies in northeast Switzerland have co-operated closely for almost 20 years, and began to explore a merger at the beginning of ...

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    Rack railcars ordered for the Dolderbahn

    2021-06-17T05:00:00Z

    SWITZERLAND: Zürich public transport operator VBZ has awarded Stadler Bussnang a SFr10·6m + VAT contract to supply two rack railcars for the metre-gauge Dolderbahn, which starts at Römerhof in the city suburbs and climbs 162 m in 1 328 m. The railcars are scheduled to ...

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    Rack railway train design unveiled

    2021-06-03T11:00:00Z

    SWITZERLAND: Mountain railway and cable car operator Rigi Bahnen has unveiled the appearance of the Riggenbach rack electric multiple-units which Stadler is to supply under a SFr38m contract awarded in May 2019. The styling by Milani Design is inspired by the ...

  • BLS Stadler MIKA EMU
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    First MIKA trainsets enter service

    2021-05-19T05:00:00Z

    SWITZERLAND: BLS has put the first of its Stadler MIKA electric multiple-units into revenue service on the Bern – Neuchâtel route. Stadler was named preferred bidder for the operator’s largest-ever rolling stock contract in May 2017, beating a rival offer from Bombardier Transportation. Two orders totalling ...

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    SBB orders 60 double-deck EMUs to increase capacity and accessibility

    2021-04-21T10:33:00Z

    SWITZERLAND: Swiss Federal Railways has awarded Stadler a contract to supply a further 60 Kiss double-deck electric multiple-units to provide additional capacity and improve accessibility on its InterRegio long-distance services.

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    Switzerland: GoldenPass Express launch postponed to 2022

    2021-04-12T09:05:00Z

    After repeated delays, Montreux-Oberland Bahn has chosen to further postpone the start date for its gauge-changing GoldenPass Express panoramic trains between Montreux and Interlaken until the end of 2022. Murray Hughes reports.

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    Switzerland: Lötschberg Base Tunnel flood damage repaired

    2021-04-08T09:28:00Z

    Swiss operator BLS resumed normal services through the Lötschberg Base Tunnel at the end of February after completing repairs in the wake of flooding in the eastern bore last year. Toma Bačić reports.

  • FLP LRV delivery 1
    Metro Report International

    Ferrovie Luganesi tram-train delivered

    2021-04-01T05:00:00Z

    SWITZERLAND: Ferrovie Luganesi has taken delivery of the first of nine Stadler Tramlink tram-trains ordered in 2018 at cost of SFr47m for use around Lugano. The manufacturer has appointed Van Der Vlist to deliver the vehicles from its factory in Valencia. ...

  • The southern end of the western bore of the Ceneri base tunnel is holed though (Photo: AlpTransit Gotthard).
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    Swissrail to discuss Ceneri Base Tunnel project in next InnoTrans podcast

    2021-03-09T05:00:00Z

    Source: AlpTransit Gotthard INNOTRANS: Michaela Stöckli, director of Swiss railway industry association Swissrail, will be the guest on the next edition of the InnoTrans Mobility podcast. She will be discussing the 15 km Ceneri Base Tunnel, which opened last year as part of the ...