Brig-Iselle car trains


Martin Baumann
 

The BERNER ZEITUNG reports SBB want to stop operating these when their concession runs out in December and that BLS are interesting in taking them over. This might mean a return to passenger traffic for BLS Re 4/4??


OL.Guerbetal
 

Am 02.05.2017 um 23:31 schrieb martin98baumann@outlook.com:
The BERNER ZEITUNG reports SBB want to stop operating these when
their concession runs out in December and that BLS are interesting in
taking them over. This might mean a return to passenger traffic for
BLS Re 4/4??
Why a "return"? They are now in car shuttle service and they will remain in car shuttle service, IF they will be used for the Simplon shuttle.

Formally all car shuttle services in Switzerland count as passenger traffic; they have a passenger transport concession.

It is not clear if the Simplon car shuttles will convey a passenger coach in the future. However, if you want to travel in a car shuttle driving trailer you just need a bicycle. :-)

Unfortunately BLS has scrapped the driving trailers Bt 950-953, so they don't have additional driving trailers for Re 425. They might take over the driving trailers from SBB, but then an Re 420 or Re 465 is required.

Furthermore, our newspapers speak about a possible cooperation BLS/RA for the Simplon shuttles. RA might take over from her "90%-mother" SBB the car shuttle rolling stock including some Re 420.

... just to add some speculations ...

Markus


csipromo
 

Is the SBB exclusively using pilot coaches or are they still using the green EWII A with the Strada Del Sole yellow sun livery?

http://www.bahnbilder.de/bilder/sbb-re-420-11204-mit-78015.jpg http://www.bahnbilder.de/bilder/sbb-re-420-11204-mit-78015.jpg




Regards


Mike C


Martin Baumann
 

The coaches currently in use are


50 85 20-34 576-2 (Multicolored livery)

50 85 20-34 714-9 (Blue stripe livery)

Driving Trailers are

50 85 82-34 906-6 ex 82-33 967

50 85 82-34 907-4 ex 82-33 973