Stadler trains for four rail companies in Western Switzerland

Stadler trains for four rail companies in Western Switzerland : The rail companies Transports de la région Morges–Bière–Cossonay (MBC), Transports Vallée de Joux Yverdon-les-Bains Ste-Croix SA (TRAVYS), Compagnie du Chemin de fer Montreux Oberland Bernois (MOB) and Transports publics fribourgeois (TPF) have awarded the contract for 17 new trains to Stadler Bussnang AG. The first vehicles will be delivered in early 2015. The order is worth a total of CHF 150 million.

On 24 August 2012, the four rail companies MBC, TRAVYS, MOB and TPF joined forces to issue an invitation to tender for the purchase of rail rolling stock. As they had all reached the same point in their train renewal cycles, the four companies, which operate narrow-gauge services in the cantons of Vaud, Fribourg and Berne, came together for a procurement contract including a list of specifications that could meet the needs of all the companies involved.

This collaboration proved very interesting in terms of exchanging experiences. It improved the efficiency of the technical approach and achieved significant economies of scale (CHF 28 million less than separate purchases). It also opened up prospects of synergies in terms of the maintenance and servicing of the hardware in the future.


Source : Stadler

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