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More on new Uetliberg trains

filed on: 08.11.2019 (8th Nov 2019)

Further to yesterday's news item on the new uetliberg trains, an article in 20 Minuten reveals the order for the five Be 570 sets is worth 46.7 million CHF. According to the article, the date of delivery has not been stated but earlier releases spoke of June 2022.

Not mentioned in the article, but the conversion to AC will almost definitely spell the end for the unique crossing between trolleybus route 32 and the S10 at Friesenberg. VBZ's trolleybus strategy sees trolleybuses capable of operating without overhead using batteries, enabling the elimination of costly and non-standard overhead installations.

This news item is from the 2019 newslog.

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