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SBB carriages of EW IV type, source: SBB

Deutsche Bahn retrofits 93 SBB coaches

Due to the overload of its own workshops, SBB engages contractors to modernise the passenger coaches. The upgrade of 15 coaches has been recently completed by Josef Meyer Rail, the Swiss company specialised in rolling...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Ticket machines at SBB train station, source: SBB

SBB makes headway towards self-service

The automation gets increasingly into the rail sector. It covers the various segments of the industry – from the track maintenance to the manufacture of rolling stock. For the railway passenger operators, the automation means...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Passenger uses SBB Mobile application, source: SBB

SBB application forecasts train occupancy

Swiss national rail operator SBB has launched a new option for its passengers. The company’s application ‘SBB Mobile’ can forecast the occupancy of carriages. It allows travellers to choose a better place for accommodation during...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
SBB free Wi-Fi, source: SBB

SBB tests faster Wi-Fi on long-distance trains

Swiss rail operator SBB started to test a solution for passengers named as ‘SBB Free Surf’. It provides free and faster Wi-Fi connections on the company’s long-distance trains. The new service will be tested for...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
Giruno high-speed train, source: Wikipedia

SBB tests Giruno high-speed train

Swiss rail operator SBB has started trials of the Giruno train. The first trip with passengers was made on 8 May. The train will start to run regularly in December. The first rides will take place...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
SBB passenger train toilet, source: SBB

SBB improves toilet service in trains

Every year SBB spends 10 million Swiss Francs (around 9 million Euros) for the maintenance of vacuum toilet systems in its passenger trains. All the train toilets are cleaned once a day and checked several...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko
RailTech 2017, Copyright: ProMedia Europoint

Free workshops at Freight and Terminal Forum

The first high-speed railway service for freight, the Swiss modal shift policy and the SBB-led project towards automated coupling; all these have in common that they are the topic of a workshop at the Freight...Read more
|Comment|author: Majorie van Leijen
SBB Easy Ride automatic ticketing service, source: SBB

SBB tests automatic ticketing service

SBB passengers have made more than 80,000 journeys with the help of the ‘Easy Ride’ automatic ticketing service. The Swiss national rail operator has been testing the service since October 2018 and plans to implement...Read more
|Comment|author: Mykola Zasiadko