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SBB argues with Stadler Rail to rusty trains

The SBB in the past few days because of the debacle of the new long-distance trains in the headlines. As the "SonntagsBlick" writes, there is also, on another Front, the thickness of the air. So created the SBB, the Swiss manufacturer Stadler Rail. It is about 148 regional trains Flirt, Stadler Rail has delivered in the past 15 years to the SBB.

a part of these vehicles is corrosion were found to be damaged in the soil. Controversial is, how serious this damage is. According to the report, the SBB requires that Stadler Rail is involved in the repair costs – what pushes the Thurgauer companies on a lack of understanding. Such damage can be completely normal and is not safety-relevant. For the factory had expired warranty for up to a 15-year-old trains for a long time. The SBB would be jointly responsible for the damage in part because they had not maintenance is carried out according to the manual.

Meanwhile, on the Federal office for transport. In a letter to the office of the SBB demanded, "traceable to demonstrate that they applied the necessary care in the maintenance and the damage is not through negligence has caused". The Letter is signed by BAV-Director Peter Füglistaler personally. The BAV informs: "in Principle, we see the corporate responsibility for remediation and the financing of the corrosion damage in the SBB." (scl)

Created: 20.01.2019, 07:33 PM

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