SBB and SOB to co-operate on new concessions


Martin Baumann
 

SOB today announced an order for 11 Stadler Railcars to operate on the old Gotthard route from 2020. The order is the exercising of options from the order placed on June 27th for vehicles for the Voralpen Express.


German press release:

https://www.sob.ch/medienmitteilung/news/2017/12/21/sob-bestellt-elf-triebzuege-fuer-die-gotthard-panoramastrecke.html


OL.Guerbetal
 

Am 07.07.2017 um 02:27 schrieb jlovda@yahoo.com [SwissRail]:
As long as an eight day Swiss Pass for foreigners works, will it
matter to me who is running the train?
Perhaps it matters if you have to change twice to get to Göschenen (SBB) or if you have a through train (SOB). And perhaps it matters if you find a 2+1 seating accomodation (SOB) in first class instead of 2+2 (SBB). Just two examples.

Markus, Gürbetal


Martin Baumann
 

For the normal passenger it won't matter who or what turns up as long it is on time and has advertised facilities such as access for the less mobile.


From the enthusiast point of view it will mean fewer loco hauled trains and more Stadler units and displacement of existing SBB equipment will speed up the withdrawal of Re 4/4 II and the Bpm 21-73 coaches (opening windows)


John Lovda
 

As long as an eight day Swiss Pass for foreigners works, will it matter to me who is running the train?

John


OL.Guerbetal
 

Am 06.07.2017 um 22:11 schrieb martin98baumann@outlook.com [SwissRail]:
www.20min.ch [ https://tinyurl.com/ycopnrmq ] reports
There is a news embargo on the press release: Friday 07.07.2017, 10:30

There were times where there was some sort of journalistic ethics. All gone now...

Markus, Gürbetal


Martin Baumann
 

www.20min.ch [ https://tinyurl.com/ycopnrmq ] reports that SBB will pass the operation of several services to SOB if its application to renew the concession is successful. These are reportedly


IR Bern-Burgdorf-Zürich
IR Zürich-Chur
IR Basel-Luzern-Erstfeld
IR Zürich-Erstfeld-Göschenen-Bellinzona


SOB intend to order an additional 20 FLIRT units for these services.

SBB and SOB will hold a press conference on this tomorrow and a decision is expected towards the end of the year.