BLS Shortlisted For New EMU Tender

BLS Shortlisted For New EMU Tender: Switzerland’s biggest private railway BLS approved a contract on February 2. BLS has shortlisted four producers to bid for a contract to supply 60 EMUs for S-Bahn and regional services.

BLS invited Alstom, Bombardier, Siemens and Stadler for submit offers for the contract. The winning bidder will be select in the second half of next year. The 100 m long trains will be delivered between 2021 and 2026. The trains will be used on Bern S-Bahn lines S2, S4, and S5. And also trains will be used regional express services.

Recently, BLS has been testing new seat designs on Bern-La Chaux de Fonds line. BLS conduct a pool on 700 passengers that found demand for softer seats from passengers. The new trains should have waste bin and power sockets.


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