Switzerland

STADLER handed over the first bi-mode Flirt multiple unit at its plant in Bussnang, Switzerland, on June 15. The train, which is equipped with a 3 kV dc drive for…
SWITZERLAND’s Southeastern Railway (SOB), has announced it is planning a pilot project to study the viability of automatic train operation (ATO) on a mixed traffic line, the first application of…
SWISS intermodal operator Hupac published its annual results on June 1, revealing volumes increased 11.5% in 2016 to 737,311 road consignments, an all-time record.
SWISS rail freight operator SBB Cargo is planning to retrofit 2000 freight wagons with sensors by the end of 2018, having successfully completed trials with 150 wagons since October 2015.
IRJ at IAF 2017, Münster: Harsco is showing its first electro-diesel bi-mode vehicle at the International Exhibition for Track Technology (IAF) in Münster.
CANTON Vaud Directorate-General for Mobility and Transport has awarded two contracts to support the planned expansion of the Lausanne metro network, which is being carried out as part of the…
STADLER presented the first of 29 Giruno 250km/h electric trains to Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) at a ceremony in Bussnang on May 18 attended by the president of the Swiss…
SWISS Federal Railways (SBB) announced on May 3 that it is planning to invest around SFr 300m ($US 303m) in the mid-life refurbishment of its fleet of 341 IC2000 double-deck…
SWITZERLAND’s second-largest railway BLS announced on May 2 that it has selected Stadler Rail for a contract worth around SFr 650m ($US 653m) to supply 58 EMUs for regional and…
SWITZERLAND’s second-largest railway BLS says it is still pushing for a concession to operate long-distance services beyond its own network, despite the recent failure of talks with Swiss Federal Railways…
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