filed on: 23.02.2010 (23rd Feb 2010)
The first of BDWM's new Stadler Diamant-type Be4/8 sets (number 5001) was delivered in December. The new unit was unloaded from its standard gauge transporter wagon at Bremgarten West. It is currently undergoing trials and is expected to be in service in April. A second unit followed in January. Delivery of the remaining 12 units will commence in June and be completed by mid 2011.
The Diamant order is worth 84 million Franks and will replace the entire present passenger fleet. Be4/8 21-25 are being sold to WSB. BDe8/8 1-9 are to be scrapped – with the exception of one unit, which is to be preserved locally. An organisation has been formed with the goal of looking after this unit, and is currently seeking members and supporters.
Information on this organisation, as well as pictures of the new trains, can be found on the BDWM website.
BDWM has announced an open day for 29th May, featuring a naming ceremony for the two new units.
This news item is from the 2010 newslog.
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