Re: Widmer Rail buys 421s

George Raymond

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Subject: Re: [SwissRail] Re: Widmer Rail buys 421s

Am 07.01.2018 um 23:15 schrieb 'George Raymond':
Will the ability of new locomotives to operate with more and more
national signalling systems ultimately kill the case for ETCS?
I think it is the other way round: It is thanks to ETCS that locomotives for so many countries at the same time are available at all. For 2018 there are still three lines where you still need Signum, for all other lines ETCS will do. The trhee remaining lines will be converted untill the end of this year. In other words: A locomotive allowed to operate in Switzerland isn't empowered for a national Swiss signalling system. It just has to come with ETCS.
Markus, G├╝rbetal
But isn't Switzerland still an exception in this? Doesn't a locomotive good for NL/BE/DE/CH/IT still have to be equipped with NL/BE/DE/IT national systems in addition to ETCS?


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