VBZ reacts to rolling stock shortage
filed on: 07.11.2019 (7th Nov 2019)
The shortage of rolling stock is putting increased strain on VBZ. The delivery of the new Flexity units is delayed, while an increasing number of trams is unavailable due to accident damage. At the same time VBZ is having to cover expanded service due to the recent tram extensions, Hardbrücke and the first phase of Limmattalbahn. This is already leading to single Tram 2000 units increasingly appearing on diagrams intended for coupled pairs. The return to service of the two Mirage trams from the heritage fleet is providing some relief of course, but this is not enough.
VBZ has now announced a range of changes that will take effect from 25th November. These include:
This news item is from the 2019 newslog.
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