Information published on 29 May 2012 in the UIC electronic newsletter "UIC eNews" Nr 294.

Switzerland: SBB replaces 1750 vehicles in its infrastructure fleet

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SBB’s management board has decided to invest 606 million Swiss francs in the coming years to upgrade and renew its infrastructure fleet. The fleet is now 33 years old and no longer meets current technological, environmental and safety standards. By replacing the old ballast and transport wagons as well as shunting locomotives and track works vehicles, SBB will be able to increase its productivity and reduce the CO2 emissions of its infrastructure fleet by almost 80% a year from 2018 – that is 9500 tonnes a year. 1750 vehicles are set to be replaced.

(Source: SBB)