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Basel and Bern: Combino repairs delayed

filed on: 05.04.2006 (5th Apr 2006)

The first of Basel's Combinos to have left for repairs by Siemens in Krefeld will take longer to return than envisaged. The tram (310) left Basel on 23rd November and should have been back in Basel in the Spring. It is, however, indicated that this ram cannot return until the Autumn.

Similarly, the Bern trams will take 17 instead of 13 weeks to repair. By the end of April, seven of the 15 Bern Combinos will be running in rebuilt form. The explanation for the delay is explained as additional test and modification work. It is also pointed out that the repairs to the Bern cars cannot be fully compared to those of the Basel cars as these are of a different type.

source: Strassenbahnen Yahoogroup

See also:
Freiburg: new Combinos delivered (15.02.2006)
Basel: Adios Combino (for a while) (24.11.2005)
Basel: Combino latest (23.03.2005)
Combino update (30.06.2004)
Combino troubles (13.03.2004)

This news item is from the 2006 newslog.

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