Low-floor coaches for older S-Bahn sets
filed on: 13.05.2011 (13th May 2011)
In July 2008, as part of a larger S-Bahn order, 121 centre coaches were ordered to permit the older push-pull S-Bahn sets to feature a low floor entrance. Eight of these will be deployed on SZU's Sihltal line, with the rest being used on SBB's units, with ultimately one being inserted into every set. The first of these coaches have now arrived and are being tested. Surprisingly, although they are SZU liveried, they are being tested on SBB trains.
The high-entrance coaches being displaced will be refurbished and redeployed on peak-only relief trains that will be topped and tailed by Re 4/4 ii locomotives. They will replace the single-deck EWI/EWII trains currently used on these services. The project to create these trains is called LION (Lifting - Integration - Optimieriung - Neusgestaltung).
This news item is from the 2011 newslog.
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