All Switzerland articles – Page 5

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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 operator’s ...

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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.

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    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 NEAT trans-Alpine ...

  • Pilatus Bahnen new railcar
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    Steepest rack railway launches modernisation programme

    2021-02-16T09:00:00Z

    SWITZERLAND: The world’s steepest rack railway is to introduce new rolling stock and modernise its stations to enable an increase in services. Pilatus Bahnen has ordered eight passenger railcars and a freight vehicle for its 800 mm gauge line, which uses the Locher rack system to ...

  • Baselland Transport has selected Stadler to supply 25 trams between October 2023 and 2025 to replace ageing Schindler vehicles.
    Metro Report International

    Baselland Transport selects Stadler trams

    2021-02-12T11:23:00Z

    SWITZERLAND: Baselland Transport has selected Stadler to supply 25 trams between October 2023 and 2025 to replace ageing Schindler vehicles. The contract, which is expected to be finalised in September, would be worth SFr125m, including spare parts. The seven-section steel-bodied trams will be 45·5 m long ...

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    Luzern deep-level through station planning contracts awarded

    2021-01-25T12:00:00Z

    SWITZERLAND: On behalf of the Swiss Conferderation, SBB has awarded contracts for planning work on the proposed deep-level through station in Luzern and the connecting approach routes. Design of the four-track underground station beneath the existing terminus is to be undertaken by the LUx consortium. This ...

  • Ferrovie Autolinee Regionali Ticinesi has awarded Stadler a contract to supply eight custom-made electric multiple-units to the Centovalli railway
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    FART orders new trains

    2021-01-07T17:48:00Z

    SWITZERLAND: Ticino rail and bus operator Ferrovie Autolinee Regionali Ticinesi has awarded Stadler a contract to supply eight custom-made electric multiple-units to the Centovalli railway in time for the metre-gauge line’s 100th anniversary in 2023. Announcing the SFr94m contract on January 7, Stadler said the replacement of ...

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    Switzerland: Ceneri Base Tunnel opening completes NEAT jigsaw

    2021-01-06T08:18:00Z

    The December timetable change marked the start of regular commercial services through the Ceneri Base Tunnel at the southern end of Switzerland’s busy Gotthard corridor. Toma Bačić reports.

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    MFD Rail aims to build leading intermodal wagon business

    2020-12-17T05:00:00Z

    SWITZERLAND: The management team and funds advised by Oaktree Capital Management have invested in MFD Rail, a start-up which aims to become one of Europe’s leading intermodal wagon leasing company over the next few years. MFD Rail says building a business from scratch ‘without having to ...

  • Zürich city council and transport authority ZVV approved an SFr172m order for a further 40 Bombardier Transportation Flexity trams
    Metro Report International

    Flexity tram option approved

    2020-12-11T14:07:00Z

    SWITZERLAND: Zürich city council and transport authority ZVV approved an SFr172m order for a further 40 Bombardier Transportation Flexity trams on December 9. The vehicles will be supplied under a May 2016 framework contract which included a base order for 70 trams worth SFr358m, including spare parts, ...

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    TX Logistik leases locos for Swiss transit traffic

    2020-12-09T10:29:00Z

    EUROPE: The TX Logistik subsidiary of FS Group’s freight business Mercitalia is to lease seven Railpool-owned Bombardier Transportation Class 186 Traxx multi-system electric locomotives approved for operation in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and Italy, as well as two Class 187 locos with last mile engines and approval for ...

  • The national rail operators of Germany, Austria, France and Switzerland have agreed to co-operate on the expansion of international night train services, suggesting that there is now a political willingness to provide the framework required for long term
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    Four operators to co-operate to expand night train services

    2020-12-08T16:37:00Z

    EUROPE: The national rail operators of Germany, Austria, France and Switzerland have agreed to co-operate on the expansion of international night train services, suggesting that there is now a political willingness to provide the framework required for long term success. ‘Europe’s leading railways are pooling their forces ...

  • Delivery of a second batch of Voith CargoFlex automatic couplers for SBB Cargo’s fleet of domestic intermodal wagons has begun.
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    Autocouplers to equip Swiss intermodal fleet

    2020-12-04T13:53:00Z

    SWITZERLAND: Delivery of a second batch of Voith CargoFlex automatic couplers for SBB Cargo’s fleet of domestic intermodal wagons has begun. Once the order is complete, all SBB Cargo’s intermodal wagons will have been fitted with autocouplers, allowing expansion of services using autocoupler-fitted trains from June 2021 ...

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    BAV approves Basel quadrupling

    2020-11-05T15:31:00Z

    SWITZERLAND: The Federal Office of Transport has formally approved the four-tracking of the Rhein Valley main line north of Basel in order to boost freight capacity on a key access route to the trans-Alpine rail corridors.

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    Metro Report International

    Flexity 2 tram enters service in Zürich

    2020-10-16T09:45:00Z

    SWITZERLAND: Zürich’s first Flexity 2 tram entered revenue service on October 15, ahead of widespread deployment on Route 11 from October 19 and later on Route 4. Operator VBZ ordered 70 Flexity 2 trams from Bombardier Transportation in May 2016 at a cost of SFr358m including spare ...

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    Eppenberg tunnel opens for traffic

    2020-10-14T11:58:00Z

    SWITZERLAND: As part of its project to four-track the 13·4 km Olten – Aarau line, SBB formally inaugurated its new Eppenberg tunnel on October 12.