All Switzerland articles – Page 10

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    Cross-border RER Franco-Valdo-Genevois to serve Genève from 2017

    2013-11-01T14:30:00Z

    EUROPE: SBB CEO Andreas Meyer and SNCF President Guillaume Pepy signed a letter of intent on October 30 setting out the next steps for the creation of a cross-border RER network centred on Genève. From December 2017 the 230 route-km RER Franco-Valdo-Genevois would serve a total of 45 stations, connecting ...

  • SBB's dual-mode UTVs will be used for maintenance work in both the Gotthard and Ceneri base tunnels.
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    Base tunnel maintenance fleet ordered

    2013-11-01T08:39:00Z

    SWITZERLAND: SBB has ordered a fleet of specialist track and infrastructure maintenance equipment from Harsco Rail for use in the Gotthard and Ceneri base tunnels from 2016. Valued at SFr93·7m, but with provision for further options, the contract announced on October 30 covers a fleet of 31 specialist machines including ...

  • Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn train with low-floor coach.
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    Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn provides easier access to the Alps

    2013-10-20T04:00:00Z

    SWITZERLAND: The first of 11 low-floor coaches ordered to increase train capacity and improve facilities for passengers with reduced mobility entered traffic on the Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn on October 11, after a formal unveiling two days earlier. The air-conditioned coach built by Stadler Rail's Bussnang plant has wide doors, folding ...

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    GATX sells stake in AAE Cargo

    2013-09-27T09:18:00Z

    SWITZERLAND: Chicago-based leasing company GATX Corp sold its 37·5% stake in European wagon owner AAE Ahaus Alstätter Eisenbahn Cargo to its partner AAE Ahaus Alstätter Eisenbahn Holding on September 26. The sale price of €84·5m comprised €17·0m in cash and a €67·5m secured loan to AAE Holding. As a result ...

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    ETR610 Pendolinos under construction

    2013-09-20T12:48:00Z

    EUROPE: A workshop dedicated to the assembly of ETR610 tilting trains for Swiss Federal Railways was inaugurated at Alstom's Savigliano plant in Italy on September 20. SBB ordered the eight Pendolino trains in July 2012, as a SFr275m option on a contract for 14 trainsets which had been placed by ...

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    Gotthard contractor changes hands

    2013-09-12T08:33:00Z

    SWITZERLAND: Following the insolvency of Austria’s Alpine Bau group earlier this year, the company’s Swiss subsidiary has now been sold to Wien-based Renaissance Construction AG. Headquartered in Hergiswil, the Swiss business unit is one of the four partners in the Transtec Gotthard consortium, which is the general contractor responsible for ...

  • Electric trains in Switzerland (Photo: SBB)
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    Siemens to supply mobile reactive power compensation systems

    2013-09-05T06:00:00Z

    SWITZERLAND: In what Siemens says is a world first, Swiss Federal Railways has awarded Siemens’ Smart Grid Division a SFr9·3m contract to design and supply mobile 15 MVAr reactive power compensation systems which can be deployed by rail. These will be used to stabilise the traction voltage and improve ...

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    Siemens to support Swiss network control system to 2025

    2013-08-28T10:00:00Z

    SWITZERLAND: Swiss Federal Railways has awarded Siemens a €260m contract to continue to support and develop the Iltis traffic management system until the end of 2025. Originally developed for SBB and first deployed in Bern in 1995, Iltis provides computer-based control and automation functions. It is used to manage train ...

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    Faiveley buys Schwab Verkehrstechnik

    2013-06-26T06:00:00Z

    SWITZERLAND: Coupler and buffer manufacturer Schwab Verkehrstechnik has been acquired by Faiveley Transport. The Schaffhausen-based company has 42 employees and recorded sales of SFr23m in 2012. 'We are delighted to join the Faiveley Transport Group whose wide commercial reach will bring us new business opportunities globally, particularly in China, India ...

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    Swiss will be first with live ETCS

    1999-09-01T10:00:00Z

    Level 2 ETCS is being installed on the Olten - Luzern main line, where Swiss Federal Railways is taking the opportunity to replace obsolete signalling equipment. The project forms a pilot for the ERTMS/ETCS programme