Information published on 24 May 2010 in the UIC electronic newsletter "UIC eNews" Nr 186.

Switzerland: SBB places the largest rolling stock order in its history

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The Swiss rail provider, SBB, has placed the largest rolling stock order in its history. It has commissioned Bombardier Transportation Switzerland AG to build 59 new double-deck trains for its long-distance services, a total order volume of approximately 1.9 billion Swiss Francs.

The new trains are due to be rolled out in phases from December 2013, first on InterCity services on the St. Gallen–Zurich–Bern–Geneva and Romanshorn–Zurich–Bern–Brig routes, and on InterRegio services between Zurich and Lucerne, followed by other routes throughout Switzerland. SBB is ordering a total of 436 fully air-conditioned coaches with over 36,000 seats (source: CFF-SBB)