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The BLS could help out the SBB in the double Decker debacle

The SBB are currently blocking with a complaint, a decision of the Federal office for transport. The office had decided in 2018, the competitor BLS two long-distance transport routes. The BLS omitted, at least for the year 2020 on how the company announced last week.

However, the BLS has ordered because of the commitment of the Federal office in the past year, eight new double-Decker trains of the type Mutz, the Swiss manufacturer Stadler Rail. Delivered the trains to the end of 2019. And wants to let the BLS do not just stand around.

The BLS is not averse to a Deal with the competitor. "The BLS is in principle ready to discuss with the SBB over the use of the new trains," said a media spokesperson. The SBB, in turn, are dependent on reliable and, above all, of the existing rolling stock. Still, the new Bombardier Double-deckers to be concerned about. On Wednesday, the "Rundschau" made further issues public.

A flying door

How about a test drive in the outside door during the journey to be demolished; they flew 700 meters through the area: The marked a spectacular low point of the revelations of the past few years around the new Double-deckers of the SBB. Manufacturer Bombardier has confirmed the incident. The company noted, however, that this could not happen in a commercial operation.

Insider said in the broadcast that the production at Bombardier, some of it runs as it should. Therefore, the employees warn that it could lead to quality defects.

the SBB and Bombardier emphasize that no safety-relevant defects cropped up, since the trains are in use. SBB saw last night, once again forced to respond with a media release on the shipment. The SBB only take trains, meet the high standards of quality and safety, it was said in it.

"The BLS is in principle ready to discuss with the SBB over the use of the new trains."Media spokesperson BLS

compared To the "Rundschau" said an expert, also, that the planned date of delivery – end date of 2021 – was too ambitious, a further delay is possible. The first vehicles delivered by Bombardier already several years too late. At the beginning of may, Bombardier and the SBB of progress had been talking with the new trains. You are now driving a reliable, and at least in some vehicles, the strong Shaking could be reduced at low speeds.

improvements are urgently required. Because the SBB need to December, a total of 25 of the new Double-deckers, to enable the planned expansion of products and services. And the trains must be reliable. Bombardier says that the required 13 additional trains can be delivered on time. Currently, twelve are in use. Up to five would pass in the next few weeks, it was said at the time. Two weeks later, but still no new trains, SBB spokesman Raphael Hirt confirmed.

But what the SBB is, if the trains are not delivered on time? On the one hand, more old trains are used, which gives longer life than originally thought. The vehicles are not comparable in terms of equipment and comfort with today's moves. Ironically, on the route from the Zurich airport to Basel, where many tourists travel, they come again and again to use. And angering travelers.

To be tested with respect to rent, different options

another possibility: The SBB vehicles to rent. As the "Zürichsee-Zeitung" wrote last week, the SBB is in negotiations with the South-East railway (SOB) to apply to trains on a loan basis. "We may be able to SBB with a solution of one to two Flirt-trains of the regional passenger transport help," said CFA spokesman Christopher Hug. A Deal with the SOB would defuse the Situation, but not solve the Problem. Because the SBB need more trains.

roles, so in the future, the eight BLS trains for the Railways through the country, to bypass any bottlenecks? The short answer of the SBB: check in respect of rent of various options. Discussions have taken place, according to the BLS, so far, no.

time is of The essence. Roll material is not available in December, it will suffer the passengers including. You would have to count on some routes with less seats. And in order that they continue to be dangers in age-old moves from A to B.

(editing Tamedia)

Created: 16.05.2019, 22:51 PM

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