All Switzerland articles – Page 8

  • Montreux-Oberland Bahn is on course to launch its long-planned through-service between Montreux and Interlaken on December 13 2020
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    MOB’s gauge-changing bogies pass test

    2019-05-21T08:00:00Z

    SWITZERLAND: Montreux-Oberland Bahn is on course to launch its long-planned through-service between Montreux and Interlaken on December 13 2020, following the completion of tests with specially-developed dual-gauge bogies and a gauge-changing facility at the break of gauge in Zweisimmen. Announcing the success of the trials during a demonstration of the ...

  • Swiss Federal Railways ran the first passenger-carrying service with one of its new Stadler Giruno trainsets on May 8 (Photo: SBB).
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    SBB’s Giruno enters passenger service

    2019-05-09T12:09:11Z

    SWITZERLAND: Swiss Federal Railways ran the first passenger-carrying service with one of its new Stadler Giruno trainsets on May 8, operating from Zürich HB to Erstfeld and then Basel SBB. Stadler is supplying 29 of the 11-car low-floor articulated trainsets under a SFr970m contract signed in October 2014. There are ...

  • Stadler is supplying 10 Tramlink vehicles to BLT for use on the Waldenburgerbahn.
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    Stadler signs Waldenburgerbahn contract

    2019-04-29T10:23:07Z

    SWITZERLAND: Baselland Transport and Stadler Rail signed a contract on April 26 for the supply of 10 Tramlink Be 6/8 vehicles to operate on the Waldenburgerbahn. The contract signing follows BLT’s approval on April 17 of a SFr54m credit line to support the purchase. The vehicles have been ordered ...

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    Capricorn EMU unveiled by Rhätische Bahn and Stadler

    2019-04-16T10:11:36Z

    SWITZERLAND: Rhätische Bahn’s first Capricorn electric multiple-unit was unveiled at Stadler’s Altenrhein factory on April 15. The metre-gauge EMUs are branded with the Romansh name for the Alpine ibex which appears on the arms of canton Graubünden. They are scheduled to be delivered in 2019-22. The SFr361m order ...

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    Hupac looks to automate route planning

    2019-04-13T05:00:00Z

    SWITZERLAND: Intermodal freight operator Hupac is to automate its route planning and traffic management processes using sensor data and analytics provided by ETH Zürich spin-off company Nexiot. Hupac has previously equipped wagons with Nexiot sensors which provide information on their location, impact events, border crossings and mileage every 5 min. ...

  • Trading of Stadler Rail shares on the SIX Swiss Exchange began on April 12.
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    Stadler Rail lists on SIX Swiss Exchange

    2019-04-12T09:23:55Z

    SWITZERLAND: Trading of Stadler Rail shares on the SIX Swiss Exchange began on April 12. The offer price for the initial public offering was set at SFr38 per share, in the upper half of the announced price range of SFr33 to SFr41. This values the base offer at SFr1·33bn and ...

  • The first completed electric multiple-unit for the future Léman Express cross-border regional passenger service between Genève in Switzerland and destinations in France was unveiled at Alstom’s Reichshoffen factory.
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    Léman Express cross-border EMU unveiled

    2019-04-11T10:58:26Z

    EUROPE: The first completed Alstom electric multiple-unit for the Léman Express cross-border regional passenger service between Genève in Switzerland and destinations in France was unveiled at the manufacturer's Reichshoffen factory on April 10. SNCF has ordered 17 EMUs from Alstom’s Coradia Polyvalent family, known as Régiolis by the operator. The ...

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    Stadler announces IPO details and plans April 12 listing

    2019-03-29T14:56:59Z

    SWITZERLAND: Stadler Rail announced the launch of its initial public offering and published its offering memorandum on March 29. This comes ahead of the start of the bookbuilding process on April 1 and the listing and first day of trading on the SIX Swiss Exchange on April 12. The IPO ...

  • Stadler has announced plans for an initial public offering and listing on the SIX Swiss Exchange.
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    Stadler announces IPO plan

    2019-03-19T10:14:33Z

    SWITZERLAND: Plans for an initial public offering and listing on the SIX Swiss Exchange were announced by rolling stock manufacturer Stadler on March 19. The IPO is planned for ‘the coming months’, subject to market conditions. It would consist entirely of secondary shares held directly and indirectly by Executive Chairman ...

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    SBB joins openETCS Foundation

    2019-02-25T10:00:00Z

    EUROPE: Swiss Federal Railways has become the 18th member of the openETCS Foundation, which provides a platform to exchange experience and jointly initiate train control and automation projects using open source software and open innovation concepts. Other members include railway operators such as DB, NS and SNCF, plus the UK’s ...

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    SBB Cargo stands alone

    2019-01-21T09:06:00Z

    SWITZERLAND: The ‘gradual separation’ of freight activities from the national railway operator has taken a further step, with SBB Cargo AG being managed as an independent company within the SBB Group since the start of the year. This is intended to pave the way for the introduction of third-party participation ...

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    Double-tracking funded

    2018-12-28T14:00:00Z

    SWITZERLAND: The federal government approved a SFr23·3m financing agreement on December 14 which will enable Swiss Federal Railways to go ahead with double-tracking the 800 m Goldach – Rorschach Stadt section of the St Gallen – St Margrethen route. Construction permits have already been obtained, and work is expected to ...

  • Swiss Federal Railways has awarded Stadler a contract to supply seven four-car Mouette electric multiple-units.
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    SBB orders Seagulls

    2018-12-20T12:28:04Z

    SWITZERLAND: Swiss Federal Railways has awarded Stadler a SFr65m contract to supply seven four-car electric multiple-units for use on the Bern – La Chaux-de-Fonds route, where services are to be transferred from BLS to the national operator in December 2020. The EMUs from Stadler’s Flirt family are to be branded ...

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    SOB orders more Flirts

    2018-12-14T11:39:00Z

    SWITZERLAND: A firm order for Stadler to supply Schweizerische Südostbahn with a further 12 Flirt electric multiple-units was signed in St Gallen on December 13. The latest option to be exercised covers seven eight-car Flirt Traverso long-distance units with a copper-coloured livery, and five four-car silver-coloured Flirt regional EMUs. ...

  • No fewer than 12 level crossings have been refurbished on the Belfort - Delle route ahead of its reopening on December 9.
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    Belfort – Delle reopening to revive Franco-Swiss link

    2018-12-05T10:27:20Z

    EUROPE: The 22 km missing link between Belfort in eastern France and Delle on the border with Switzerland is to reopen for passenger trains with the European timetable change on December 9, following a formal opening ceremony on December 6 to be attended by French Transport Minister Elisabeth Borne and ...

  • Two coaches which have been upgraded to provide a premium ‘Excellence Class’ on the tourist-focused Glacier Express service have been unveiled.
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    Glacier Express reveals Excellence Class coaches

    2018-11-28T06:00:00Z

    SWITZERLAND: Two coaches which have been upgraded to provide a premium ‘Excellence Class’ on the tourist-focused Glacier Express service have been unveiled by operating partners Rhätische Bahn and Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn. The interiors were designed by Nose Design Experience, and refitting of the coaches provided by RhB and MGB was ...

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    SmartRail 4.0 pilot within three years

    2018-11-12T10:30:00Z

    SWITZERLAND: Swiss Federal Railways expects to launch trials of a next-generation signalling system within three years. Reporting details of progress with the ‘ambitious’ SmartRail 4.0 programme at the Alpine Rail Optimisation conference in Wien on November 8, SBB’s head of Co-operation & Research for the project Bernhard Rytz said the ...

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    Diesel-battery hybrid locos ordered for SBB Cargo

    2018-11-05T12:12:05Z

    SWITZERLAND: Investment group Reichmuth Infrastruktur Schweiz’s leasing business LokRoll 2 has awarded Alstom a €40m contract to supply 12 Prima H3 diesel-battery hybrid shunting locomotives, which it will lease to SBB Cargo for 10 years. The three-axle locomotives are to be delivered from Alstom’s Stendal plant from October 2020. ...

  • The new Sora Giuvna (‘Little Sister’) steel bridge was the winning design in an international engineering competition (Photo: Rhätische Bahn).
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    Rhätische Bahn opens 'Little Sister' bridge

    2018-11-04T06:00:00Z

    SWITZERLAND: Rhätsiche Bahn services are scheduled to be diverted over the recently-completed second Hinterrhein bridge at Reichenau from November 4, enabling the original bridge dating from 1895 to be closed for renovation. The older structure is scheduled to reopen in late 2019. This will complete a SFr32·5m project to provide ...

  • The refurbishment is intended to ensure a further 25 years of operation on services including the Glacier Express, car shuttles and freight and infrastructure trains.
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    Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn locos to be modernised

    2018-10-31T09:47:26Z

    SWITZERLAND: Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn has awarded Swiss Federal Railways a SFr35·4m contract to modernise nine HGe4/4-II electric locomotives and three BDt driving trailers. The work is to be undertaken at SBB’s Bellinzona works by the end of 2022. The 1·9 MW metre gauge Bo-Bo locomotives equipped for rack operation were ...