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Bombardier double-Decker train to the city of Geneva named

In Geneva has been inaugurated on Friday a new Bombardier double-Decker train with the name of the city. At the edge of the Celebration, the problems during the

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Bombardier double-Decker train to the city of Geneva named

In Geneva has been inaugurated on Friday a new Bombardier double-Decker train with the name of the city. At the edge of the Celebration, the problems during the commissioning of the Pannenzugs the main theme, however, were as expected.

SBB boss Andreas Meyer was once again optimistic. He was confident that the would be due to breakdowns and delays in delivery in the headlines come FV-Dosto-trains from Bombardier in the next timetable change in December ready.

A deadline for the commissioning, however, there is more. Meyer repeated to the news Agency Keystone-SDA earlier-made statements. "We want to make a series of announcements and promises, when these trains will be used in what extent and on what lines," he said.

doors

According to project Manager Xavier Perruisseau three cracking have been identified: the Opening and Closing of the doors, the operating software and traction. Not everything was resolved, but improvements are being made. As Meyer wants to set the specialist to no time limits, until when the technical problems can be eliminated.

"It is quite common that the commissioning of new trains requires adjustments, but in this case, has surprised us is the extent of the problems," said Perruisseau. "We expected a higher level of reliability."

Especially since the deliveries of the 62 trains per day travelling should be done already in 2013. The SBB had ordered the trains in 2010 by Bombardier.

icon of the future

The 400-Meter-long double-Decker train has up to 1300 seats. The coat of arms of the city of Geneva is the third, in which there is a new Bombardier double-Decker train. Previously, Freiburg and St. Gallen were allowed to give a new train to the name.

The infrastructure responsible Geneva state councillor Serge Dal Busco, spoke of "honor" and "joy". The train was also a Symbol of the new future of the railway in the whole Agglomeration.

(oli/sda)

Created: 08.03.2019, 23:46 PM

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