Each Traverso EMU has 359 seats, including 68 in first class with a 2+1 seating arrangement, while all seats are equipped with power outlets. The trains also feature two bistro areas and a designated family area.
The trains meet European standards requiring equal access for passengers with limited mobility, and are equipped with between four and seven passenger information screens per car.
SOB will introduce the long-distance Traverso trains on the Voralpen Express route between St Gallen and Lucerne from December 15 2019, on the Gotthard mountain route from December 13 2020, and between Chur and Berne from mid-December 2021.
SOB exercised an option in December 2017 for 11 additional eight-car Traverso long-distance trains for the Gotthard mountain route route.
Six eight-car and five four-car low-floor EMUs which SOB order from Stadler at the end of June 2016 to replace its life-expired stock, some of which is more than 40-years-old, also came into service on December 9 with the launch of the 2019 timetable.
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