The Federal Department of Transport (BAV) awarded the operating permit for SBB’s new double-deck train, Twindexx Swiss Express. BAV confirmed the Twindexx Swiss Express has, among other things, met all the required criteria regarding safety.
Bombardier Transportation is supplying SBB with 62 trains in three different models (the IC200 with a restaurant car and family compartment, the IR100 and the IR200). The new SBB long-distance train has around 10 per cent more seats than current double-deck trains and can go through curves up to 15 per cent faster, thanks to the built-in roll compensation (Wako), without the ride comfort for the passengers being affected.
“Now we can begin the process of gradually passing the trains on to SBB. We have made great progress with production and will be supplying all the trains as per the original delivery schedule by early 2020,” Bombardier Transportation in Switzerland, Stéphane Wettstein said.