Rolling stock update
filed on: 30.10.2007 (30th Oct 2007)
Cobra deliveries have reached 3040. The coming December timetable switch will see route 4 becoming the first all-Cobra route. The type's higher capacity will permit the stretching of service intervals from 6 to 7.5 minutes, spelling the end for the remaining four Mirage + B4 trailer sets. These trailers (FFA, 787-798, built 1962) represent the last Swiss Standard Trams in passenger service in Zürich, and so end an era that lasted 68 years. They are also the last trailers in Zürich. The vehicles will probably be transferred to Vinnitsa together with a matching number of surplus Mirages. The Tram 2000 + Pony sets that were used on route 4 until recently have been redeployed on other routes.
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