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November 19, 2018

BAV grants operating licence to SBB’s Bombardier TWINDEXX trains

Switzerland’s Federal Office of Transport (BAV) has granted the operating licence to Swiss Federal Railways’ (SBB) Bombardier TWINDEXX trains for a period of two years.

Switzerland’s Federal Office of Transport (BAV) has granted the operating licence to Swiss Federal Railways’ (SBB) Bombardier TWINDEXX trains for a period of two years.

The issuance of an operating licence is expected to help schedule trains in SBB’s timetable, which is set to begin by December.

Duration of the licence will not affect the works of SBB and its passengers.

The Bombardier TWINDEXX double-deck multiple unit trains are designed for long-distance transport on intercity and inter-regional lines.

A Bombardier spokesperson said: “With the TWINDEXX Swiss Express, Bombardier is providing SBB and the Swiss people with a modern, comfortable, double-deck train for long-distance transport.

"Bombardier is providing SBB and the Swiss people with a modern, comfortable, double-deck train for long-distance transport."

“The train offers up to 1,300 seats, plenty of space for luggage, easy boarding for all passengers, power sockets in all classes, a modern customer information system and electronic seat reservations.

“Depending on the version, trains can be equipped with a restaurant car, a family compartment and all configurations are arranged so every passenger can safely and comfortably use the train without assistance.”

Trains are also equipped with fire alarm systems and video surveillance to provide increased security and safety.

The environmentally friendly trains are developed to run at speeds of 200km/h.

In a separate development, Bombardier Transportation formed a strategic partnership with ST Engineering’s Land Systems arm to establish a centre to boost component repair capabilities in Singapore.

The Singapore Centre of Excellence will benefit from both companies’ expertise in transportation design, manufacturing, engineering knowledge, maintenance, repair and overhaul.

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