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Bombardier's trains are making progress

the Double-Decker Bombardier , soon no shaking of the trains Are? In September, defendant's conductor, the trade Union SEV pain in hips, back or knees. The Jolting made him "ready-made pasta," said a conductor to a Reporter of "Watson".

thanks to an Update of the Software it has been possible to reduce the vibrations strongly, yesterday said Stéphane Wettstein, chief of Bombardier Transportation Switzerland. On straight routes, there is 75 percent less vibrations when driving over Soft, shake it now 30 percent less. Uncomfortable or even bad, it was the passengers so far, especially in the upper deck, where the vibrations and sudden jerky movements were particularly strong. "To whom it is not at the top yet, to travel on the lower deck," says Wettstein.

one reason for the Jolting is that a new type of tilting technology for faster cornering at pace and the suspension of the newly developed rotary frame to vote hard for each other. In the case of soft rides shook the Double-Decker is now less than the long-distance trains IC 2000. The ride comfort was "comparable" with the IC 2000.

The first Double-Decker since the beginning of the year and were due to frequent technical problems as breakdowns of trains in the headlines. In January, they came in the cut, no 1400 miles up to the first error. Up in September, the trouble-free route of the trains increased to just under 3900 miles, in October, they ran free in the cut is 6900 kilometers disorder, says Wettstein.

smoke alarm in the toilet

The SBB that's not enough. Ordered the Double-deckers for long-distance transport. As long as you have the diseases of children, you have to drive but on secondary routes. The SBB want to insert in the Intercity traffic, if you drive reliably for at least 8000 kilometers without a breakdown. How quickly Bombardier reaches the preset is open.

It can still take some time until the Double-deckers are on the parade route of St. Gallen–Geneva, in use. Where, then, perhaps, one day, the new tilting technology, which had previously made to prior problems, and at least on one part of nThe track at the Roma corner faster brings.

The impression of breakdown susceptibility touching on the fact that the SBB measure this differently. A third of the faults don't come here but even the technology for the Bombardier responsible, said Wettstein. 12 percent of the disturbances were caused by passengers, causing the toilet smoke alarm or the doors are blocked. The train could then proceed until the Problem is resolved. A further 21 per cent of the disorders were the result of operator error. The sun on the learning curve of the staff in case of new trains, reported the "Schweizer Eisenbahn-Revue". A cause, however, is that the user requires ease of control technology, especially on the screens in the cab, the "optimization".

- Driving data centers

Also, the punctuality of the Dosto trains have achieved in the autumn, the high level of the SBB, with 97 per cent punctuality in about 1800 trips in the month.

at a snail's pace, Bombardier is moving forward with the delivery of trains. In 2013, the SBB should have received the first Double-deckers. The end of the year, Bombardier wants to have 25 trains per day travelling delivered. The need for the timetable change was secured. Not until the summer of 2021, the whole fleet should be delivered with 62 trains. Until this is all tested, repaired and for everyday use, will continue for some time. Wettstein the obvious question himself: "Why does it take so long?" Trains you cannot test in the laboratory, but only in use. Trains driving today-end data centers, which would be made in close cooperation with the customer SBB for everyday use fit.

More Federal funding for regional public transport

The Federal government increased its contributions to the public regional passenger transport. The Federal Council has decided. The cantons are thus relieved of 7.5 million Swiss francs per year. Less eleven cantons will have to pay as the Federal Council writes. It is the cantons of Bern, Lucerne, Uri, Schwyz, Obwalden, Nidwalden, Glarus, Solothurn, Schaffhausen, St. Gallen and Ticino. For the other cantons, nothing will change.

The roughly 1400 lines of the regional Bus and rail traffic in Switzerland are appointed by the Federal government and the cantons, and every year, around two billion Swiss francs settled. In the passenger transport act required that the Federal government and cantons throughout Switzerland will pay half of the settlements. The shares of the cantons are calculated according to the density of population In population in urban cantons, the Canton, the proportion is greater in low-population rural the Federal government paid more. Today, the Federal share is whole of Switzerland is slightly below 50 percent.

relationship to the EU simplified set

Also in relation to the cross-border rail transport, the Federal Council has the Soft new. He has decided to harmonise the registration of vehicles and procedures with the EU. In the EU, the European railway Agency since June of 2019 for the approval of rolling stock in international traffic is responsible. It also issues certificates of unified security. Companies must submit only one application, which reduces the administrative burden. Also Switzerland should benefit. In a first step, until the end of 2019, the procedures of the EU and Switzerland to harmonise vehicle approvals for international transport, as well as for safety certificates. The Federal Council adopted a corresponding amendment to the Ordinance, as he writes. In a further step, the method of the Switzerland and the EU are to be merged. The Federal Council intends to propose to the Parliament an Amendment to the railway act. (sda/red)

Created: 06.11.2019, 22:59 PM

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