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Zurich Airport Skymetro

Chris Wood
 

I guess it is debatable whether a hovertrain is rail or not, although it is certainly Switzerland, but hopefully somebody here can help me.

Unfortunately I've never managed to get a flight to or from dock E, so I've never encountered Skymetro in real life. But I have been trying to understand the way it works, in order to improve its Wikipedia article.

The Swiss cable car inventory (http://www.seilbahninventar.ch/objekt.php?objid=43244) uses the term Standseilbahn, which I have always translated into English as funicular. If it is a funicular, then the cars should be permanently fixed to the cables, which must stop and start with the cars.

But other sources say that in normal operation the Skymetro has three trains in service, and that one tunnel is used for each direction. I do not that mode of operation is possible for a funicular. It sounds to me more like a cable car (in the San Francisco sense) where the cable runs continuously and cars grip and ungrip the cable as required.

Does anybody know if I'm right?. Also how do the trains reverse; are there turning loops at each end, or stub terminals?.

Many thanks in advance for any clarification.


Re Ae 6/6 workings

Brian Stephenson
 

A new photo of Ae 6/6 11419 with a container train at Zeihen has appeared on RailPictures.net (see below)

BUT two photos have also appeared of an Re 484 working the traditional Ae 6/6 stone trains - is SBB Cargo short of locos or are they trying to find another way of doing away with the last few Ae 6/6?

Brian Stephenson


http://www.railpictures.net/photohistory.php?id=440467

http://www.railpictures.net/photohistory.php?id=440350

http://www.railpictures.net/photohistory.php?id=440472


Re: Loco-hauled Gotthard EC services

markyboyellis <markyboyellis@...>
 

--- In SwissRail@yahoogroups.com, Guerbetaler <muesche2-swissrail@...> wrote:

According to Trenitalia site the normal price for two adults 1st class
for EC 13/52

Chiasso - Milano is EUR 34.00, ECONOMY (prebooked train) is EUR 28.00

Milano - Domodossola is EUR 58.00, ECONOMY is EUR 42.00

For Suburbano and Regionale only 2nd class is available. A ticket for
two for whole journey only cost EUR 25.00

While on the subject of Chiasso, I'm visiting Lugano in August and had thought about filming trains at Chiasso. I've been told that it is difficult to film freight there due to the layout of the yards.Has anybody attempted photography or filming there. Any advice would be useful.
Thanks in anticipation
Mark Ellis


Re: New GEX concept

OL.Guerbetal
 

These days, RhB and MGB published a press release with some indications that are different from the published timetable project. So there was a good reason, why MGB didn't publish anything. The points to mention:

- Three instead of four pairs of trains (as the timetable project indicated).

- No more GEX to Davos, all three to St. Moritz and combined with existing RE trains.

- No more subsidies for GEX.

- Connecting GEX-bus from Chur via Lenzerheide to Davos.

Markus, Gürbetal


Saturday and Sunday to Chiasso (was Re: Loco-hauled Gotthard EC services)

Don
 

--- In SwissRail@yahoogroups.com, "martinbaumann112" <martin98baumann@...> wrote:

2261 0731 Zürich HB-Chiasso running Saturdays only all year and
Sundays 07.07 to 02.11 is booked for and Re 4/4 II
Maybe I was just lucky but IR2261 produced a pair of Re 4/4''s when I saw it last month:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/lickeybanker/9075633071/in/photostream/

The EC Luzern-Milan-Luzern did produce the Re 4/4'' and four coaches when seen:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/lickeybanker/9075628845/in/photostream/

As you can see, the conditions had changed somewhat from the Friday to the Saturday morning! Such is the Gotthard.

Cheers,

Don


Re: Loco-hauled Gotthard EC services

tudor erich
 

Thank you very much,
 
Bernard


Re: Loco-hauled Gotthard EC services

tudor erich
 

Very many thanks,
 
Bernard


Re: Loco-hauled Gotthard EC services

OL.Guerbetal
 

Am 17.06.2013 21:19, schrieb tudoryork:
If I already have a Swiss Pass how much is it to go Chiasso - Milan
and Milan- Brig first class?
According to Trenitalia site the normal price for two adults 1st class for EC 13/52

Chiasso - Milano is EUR 34.00, ECONOMY (prebooked train) is EUR 28.00

Milano - Domodossola is EUR 58.00, ECONOMY is EUR 42.00

For Suburbano and Regionale only 2nd class is available. A ticket for two for whole journey only cost EUR 25.00

Markus, G�rbetal


Re: Loco-hauled Gotthard EC services

Martin Baumann
 

Chiasso - Milan SFR 21.00 by EC


and Milan- Brig

By EC SFR 36.00 to Domodossola. Swiss Pass valid from there to Brig

EC trains are compulsory reservation in Italy


Saturday and Sunday to Chiasso (was Re: Loco-hauled Gotthard EC services)

Martin Baumann
 

2261 0731 Zürich HB-Chiasso running Saturdays only all year and Sundays 07.07 to 02.11 is booked for and Re 4/4 II

2286 1539 Chiasso-Zürich HB Sundays only 07.07-27.10 is also


Re: Loco-hauled Gotthard EC services

tudor erich
 

From: martinbaumann112 <martin98baumann@outlook.com>
Chiasso-Zürich-Bern-Brig-Milano C first class return is SFR 305.00
full price according to www.sbb.ch
If I already have a Swiss Pass how much is it to go Chiasso - Milan and Milan- Brig first class?
 
Many thanks,
 
Bernard


Re: Loco-hauled Gotthard EC services

Martin Baumann
 

Chiasso-Zürich-Bern-Brig-Milano C first class return is SFR 305.00 full price according to www.sbb.ch


Re: Loco-hauled Gotthard EC services

csipromo
 

If you go on sbb.ch you can select Chiasso to Milano Centrale. Select trains that have the notation IC or EC (Intercity or Eurocity) and avoid ones noted RE. It will also show you whether it is a direct train or not (most direct trains will only stop in Como). You can also book the return via Domodossola/Brig on the site.

Regards

Mike C


Re: Loco-hauled Gotthard EC services

timngoodwin
 

Thanks again for your help. The slight complication is that I will leave it until the evening before, when I've seen the weather forecast to decide what to do the following day and alter my plans accordingly.

Do the automated ticket machines allow you to purchase international tickets and accompanying reservation? I will be staying in Erstfeld and there is no manned booking office, so would require a short trip down to Fluelen, if I was to buy one in advance from a booking office.

Regards,
Tim.


Re: Loco-hauled Gotthard EC services

Chris Wood
 

But make sure you get the correct ticket. At least some of the Chiasso to Milan tickets sold by the SBB are for use on local services only (Chiasso is the terminus of one of Milan's "S-Bahn" lines), and would not be valid on your Eurocity.

That limitation is certainly true of the tickets sold from SBB ticket machines in the Lugano area. Not sure if the same applies to tickets sold from ticket offices, but worth checking.


Re: Loco-hauled Gotthard EC services

tudor erich
 

You can buy a Chiasso - Milano ticket at most manned railway
stations in Switzerland. So you could just buy it at a convenient
time in advance.
Krist
Can you advise how much a first class ticket Chiasso - Milan return via Brig is please?
 
Bernard


Re: Loco-hauled Gotthard EC services

Krist van Besien
 

On Sat, Jun 15, 2013 at 8:54 PM, timngoodwin <timngoodwin@yahoo.co.uk>wrote:


There is only a 10 minute wait at Chiasso on this service for the loco
change. Is it possible to purchase an onward ticket from Chiasso to Milan
onboard the train, or will I have to rush out at Chiasso and purchase one?
I will be travelling on a Swiss Pass within Switzerland.

You can buy a Chiasso - Milano ticket at most manned railway stations in
Switzerland. So you could just buy it at a convenient time in advance.

Krist



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Re: Bellinzona works loco update

gordonwis
 

From: Martin Baumann Both have been fitted with replacement cabs at
one end. (Bellinzona keep several ready for such work)
Just for a bit of fun, I'd be interested to see the cabs fitted to the opposite type of loco


Bellinzona works loco update

Martin Baumann
 

Both 420 230 (11230) and 11622 are currently under rerpair . Both have been fitted with replacement cabs at one end. (Bellinzona keep several ready for such work)



11211 and 11222 are currently being rebuilt to 420 LION


Re: Loco-hauled Gotthard EC services

Nick Raven <Nightrocker79@...>
 

Tim, if you know your date of travel in advance could you not purchase a ticket from Chiasso to Milano online in advance on the Trenitalia website?

www.trenitalia.com/

Nick

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