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Bombardier has to deliver until December, otherwise, the commuters suffer

Bombardier-in-chief Stéphane Wettstein and passenger transport-in-chief Toni haene of the SBB had to hold on to belonging in the new Double-deckers. The two informed yesterday, standing in the train on the latest state of the introduction.

And the train made its reputation as a "Schüttelzug". He has designed for such low speeds, said Wettstein. So he shake be changing at the Track.

This has also to do with SBB, use him where he could go faster. Approximately between Bern and Zurich. When this is the case, is unclear. A priority now is the Intercity route between Basel and Chur. There, the new train is to travel, probably from the change of timetable in 2019 in December, said a need to do so.

Until then, Bombardier has to provide further compositions finished. After all, "Are not supplied a sufficient number of trains, it comes to restrictions for the passengers," says the head of rolling stock development of the SBB Christian Fresh.

impact on commuters

Until the timetable change in December the SBB need 25 of the double-Decker trains, says Fresh. Currently, twelve are in use. Up to five can be taken in the next few weeks, called yesterday on the occasion of the media conference. This also means that until the end of the year, eight of the compositions are finished and need to be supplied.

For commuters, a further delay would have a direct impact. The lack of trains today, with a decades-old roll of offset material. Material wanted to pull the Federal Railways actually longer from the traffic.

the new Bombardier trains are not on time, will have used the ancient vehicles. Even if the cars have been renovated: The ride comfort for the passengers is significantly limited.

"If there is not enough trains available, must be used for shorter compositions," says Fresh. The means for commuters especially: Less seats, more standing room. Because on the next Winter, plan the SBB an expansion of services.

would According to exacerbate the Situation again, when it comes to re-delays. The financial damage arising from the fact that would be borne by Bombardier, says Fresh.

Bombardier promises to deliver

Bombardier has confirmed in March that it is actually ready to deliver nine additional. A Bombardier spokesman said at the time, Tamedia: "You have to use the trains, so that the reliability can be further enhanced and experience can be collected." After all, "Standing vehicles are not just so much the better."

However, the SBB unlocked. Too little reliable the trains are. This has now changed apparently.

In the case of Bombardier, it means that you can deliver by the end of the year, the required rolling stock. Up to approximately the end of 2020, it will last until all 62 of the compositions were done. Always under the condition that they will take on SBB also still trains, said the Bombardier spokesman.

Türstörungen largely

fixed Since then, the Double-Decker driving plan are moderately on the move, has increased their reliability is steadily increasing. In March they went up to 3500, instead of the initial 850 kilometers without a breakdown.

Apparently, a Software has been fixed-fix the major problems in the case of the recurring Türstörungen to a large extent. This had led to delays or even to Zugsausfällen. The SBB have compensated for the inconvenience even passengers in the East of Switzerland.

the strong Vary is fixed. Bombardier drive hopes to rest by the wheels of the trains will be revised. Currently, two of the vehicles are adapted.

Actually, the double should be delivered stöcker years ago. With 1.9 billion francs, the most expensive rolling stock procurement, it is in the company's history of SBB. How much is the Federal Railways at the end of really pay, Because of the delays, Bombardier and SBB are in negotiations. (Editorial Tamedia)

Created: 01.05.2019, 18:40 PM

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