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More trouble in Basel

filed on: 13.05.2004 (13th May 2004)

It has been revealed that the Basel Combinos have been suffering far greater wear and tear on their wheelsets than previously admitted. In order to reduce vibrations, BVB have reprofiled their wheelsets every 70'000km instead of 100'000 to 120'000km as is the practice for older types. This interval is likely to drop further to 40'000km. A new lathe had to be procured especially for this purpose.

The company responsible for advising Siemens on the Combino bodywork has been identified as the Zürich consultancy Alcan Mass Transportation Systems (formerly part of Alusuisse). This company is helping Siemens find a solution.

source: Basler Zeitung

This news item is from the 2004 newslog.

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