All Switzerland articles – Page 2

  • ch-SOB-Sittertobelviadukt_edit
    In depth

    Track Maintenance: Sittertobel renovation improves track forces

    2022-05-16T12:40:00Z

    Schweizerische Südostbahn worked with industry partners including Getzner Werkstoffe to renovate its historic Sittertobel viaduct and install a more optimised track structure. The benefits of the changes have been quantified in series of tests assessing the rail deflection generated by passing trains.

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    News

    Narrow gauge EMUs enter service

    2022-05-01T05:00:00Z

    SWITZERLAND: Chemin de Fer Nyon-Saint-Cergue-Morez has put into service the first two of six additional electric multiple-units being supplied by Stadler. NStCM ordered an initial four ABe4/8 two-car 1·5 kV DC metre-gauge EMUs in 2009, which entered service from December 2015. It ...

  • SBB Re460 locomotive (Photo: Toma Bacic)
    News

    Electric loco refurbishment programme completed

    2022-04-24T05:00:00Z

    SWITZERLAND: Swiss Federal Railways has completed a five-year programme to refurbish its fleet of 119 Re460 electric locomotives. The 230 km/h multi-purpose locos rated at 6·1 MW were supplied by SLM and ABB in 1992-96. They are currently used to haul EW IV single-deck and IC2000 ...

  • SBB Cargo covered wagon (Photo: SBB CFF FFS)
    News

    Two options to develop wagonload freight

    2022-04-18T12:00:00Z

    SWITZERLAND: Two options to determine the future of the wagonload freight business are to be analysed further with a view to the government setting the direction of future policy later this year. Rail currently handles about 25% of all freight traffic in Switzerland, but it has ...

  • Rigi Bahnen Stadler EMU
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    Mountain railway trains enter service

    2022-04-12T12:00:00Z

    SWITZERLAND: Mountain railway and cable car operator Rigi Bahnen officially unveiled its new Stadler rack EMUs on April 7, with the first train entering passenger service the following day. Equipped with the Riggenbach rack technology, the 1·5 kV DC Bhe 4/6 EMUs will initially be used ...

  • Limmattalbahn light rail vehicle delivered (2)
    Metro Report International

    Limmattalbahn light rail vehicle delivered

    2022-03-29T12:44:00Z

    SWITZERLAND: Aargau Verkehr has taken delivery of the first of eight Stadler Tramlink Be6/8 light rail vehicles for the Limmattalbahn project to the west of Zürich. The metre gauge LRVs were procured jointly with Baselland Transport. They are 44·3 m long, with ...

  • Switzerland, Wengernalpbahn WAB He(m) 4-4 '41' locomotive
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    Wengernalpbahn locomotive delivered

    2022-02-26T05:00:00Z

    SWITZERLAND: Wengernalpbahn has taken delivery of the first of three Hem 4/4 narrow-gauge electro-diesel locomotives that it ordered from Stadler Bussnang in October 2019 at a cost of SFr13·5m for use on the Wengen Shuttle service. The first locomotive was delivered on ...

  • Measurement device specialist Kistler has developed a highly portable device for measuring brake force on trains.
    News

    Portable brake force measurement device

    2022-02-13T05:00:00Z

    SWITZERLAND: Measurement device specialist Kistler has developed a highly portable device for measuring brake force on trains. Kistler developed the BFMS for staff at SBB’s maintenance depots in Oberwinterthur where the operator was keen to optimise the brake force measurement process. The device comprises four 9303A1B ...

  • Basel BLT tram (Photo BLT)
    Metro Report International

    Automatic incident detection system for Swiss level crossings

    2022-02-03T04:00:00Z

    SWITZERLAND: Nokia has partnered with Schweizer Electronics to deploy its Scene Analytics technology to improve level crossing safety on Baselland Transport’s network. Nokia Scene Analytics monitors level crossings in real time using computer vision and artificial intelligence to detect any foreign objects on or near the ...

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    In depth

    Switzerland: Timetable recast in Luzern could add capacity

    2022-01-27T13:55:00Z

    The congested terminus at Luzern is one of the main infrastructure bottlenecks preventing an increase in services on the busy lines in central Switzerland. Reshaping the timetable pattern to make the most of the two-track approach to the terminus from the north could free up more paths to generate up to a 40% increase in capacity.

  • MOB Goldenpass Express gauge changing Stadler panorama coach impression (2)
    News

    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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    News

    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)
    News

    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.
    News

    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.

  • Swiss double tracking sod turning
    News

    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 ...