Re: New stock chosen for Waldenburgerbahn regauging


Am 24.10.2018 um 20:50 schrieb Don:
i read recently that work on the Waldenburgerbahn re-gauging was due
to commence in the Autumn of 2018.
This might have been a misinterpretation. BLT has started the
modernisation of the line but not yet the regauging. However all works are done in a way to prepare for the future meter gauge track.

Has a date been announced for the cessation of train workings on the route and is the entire line to close at that time or will buses replace trains on part of the route initially?
As the new rolling stock should be in service by 2022, this is the year when the regauging will be done. This date was chosen because SBB will enlarge Liestal station and the BLT tracks have to be relocated as a consequence. So there will be a closure in 2022 anyway. But with the regauging planned for this year, there will be a bus replacement service for several months.

Markus, G├╝rbetal

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