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Re: Timetable 2020

Guerbetaler
 

Am 17.11.2019 um 01:57 schrieb gordonwis via Groups.Io:
Help! Forgot to save the old 2019 version for comparison - and cant
see it now as it isn't in the 'archive' Is it retrievable anywhere?
It's there. Best is to take the zip here:
<https://www.fahrplanfelder.ch/en/gesamte-fahrplanpublikation.html>

Markus, Gürbetal

Re: Timetable 2020

gordonwis
 

The new style will take a bit of getting used to!
Also some things are not decoded.

The operator is shown at the top of each train column, but there is one labelled 'KUB' and I can't see a decode anywhere.
In fact it is a most interesting train, shown as running through from Genève to Le Chable, which I've not seen ever before.

Re: Timetable 2020

gordonwis
 

Help! Forgot to save the old 2019 version for comparison - and cant see it now as it isn't in the 'archive' Is it retrievable anywhere?

Re: RhB Winter loco diagrams published

daigog218
 
Edited

The weekend Arosa loco hauled turns are back until 8th March. Two return trips on a Saturday and one on a Sunday, both days booked for a Ge4/4 II (611).

Re: Timetable 2020

Paul Burkhalter
 

Thank you Martin.
The new style will take a bit of getting used to!

Withdrawal of ex BT NPZ

Martin Baumann
 
Edited

Bodensee-Toggenburg put 6 NPZ units into service in 1982, RBDe 4/4 71 to 76. These became SOB 566 071 to 076. All except 72, currently stored serviceable, and 75 have already been withdrawn and the other two will go at the timetable change.

DSF are running a farewell special on December 15th:

http://www.dsf-koblenz.ch/index.php/32-07/07-0/386-abschied-npz-ost (Must be booked via this page)

Re: New Zurich trams finally ordered

Martin Baumann
 

The TAGESANZEIGER reports that VBZ have officially requested permission to take up the option to order another 70 cars from Bombardier. This would see the complete replacement of all Tram 2000 cars

https://www.tagesanzeiger.ch/video/?video_id=409057 shows the delivery of the first car

Re: RhB Winter loco diagrams published

Martin Baumann
 

Re: Timetable 2020

Martin Baumann
 

https://www.fahrplanfelder.ch/fileadmin/fap_pdf/Rollstuhl/Zuggattungsliste.pdf

tells you the booked type of train for each service.

Useful for avoiding Bombardier rubbish or to know where 501s can be seen. All VAE trains will be the new Stadler units.

There still appear to be some Re 4/4 II pushpull Brig-Domodossola but it looks as if they will go during the course of the timetable as they are marked EWII or EWIV (train 3017 for example)

Timetable 2020

Martin Baumann
 

As of this morning the 2020 (15.12.2019) definitive timetable pdf files are available at www.fahrplanfelder.ch

For the CEVA line that Paul was asking for https://www.fahrplanfelder.ch/fileadmin/fap_pdf_fields/2020/151.pdf

DVZO to run daily from 4 Sep 2020 to 18 Oct 2020

Gbgen
 

Described as a pilot scheme, DVZO will be running a daily service between Bauma and Hinwil from 4 September 2020 to 18 October 2020.

Daily there will be 3 return trips with historic electrics and on Fri-Sun a further 3 return trips worked by steam. It is likely that they will also use visiting locos from their partners.

More info here:-

https://dvzo.ch/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/DVZO-Infoblatt-Ta%CC%88glicher-Digital.pdf?fbclid=IwAR3KUYwi7QcqBP8Ea2HpqePaTEhXvBK0HfAolRnixwmGr6G9KQYL5GkjZAQ

Re: Leman Express

Thomas
 

The page still shows the provisional timetables ("Fiches horaires provisoires, consultation des horaires définitifs fin novembre.") posted weeks ago.

Rgds, Thomas.

RhB Winter loco diagrams published

gordonwis
 

Published today by RhB, as is usual, on the 'Treasure Trove for Railway Fans' section of the RhB website.

I have not fully digested the diagrams (and have only checked Mon - Fri in any detail) but two key things I spotted at first glance:

no sign of any 'Capricorn' plastic units replacing existing traditional loco hauled on Disentis - Landquart - Scuol/Davos/Filisur (train numbers and timings on new 2020 timetable back this up)

the three Allegra (turns 611-613) diagrams on the Albula expresses are showing as 641 (aka Ge4/4III). This suggests there are now enough 641s modified and updated for use with the Gliederzug sets (positive) but also that there may now be enough Gliederzug driving trailers for deployment on the Albula (negative development especially for photographers and traditionalists who like to see loco run round their consists).

The problem for photography will be that - as RhB persist in adding random vehicles to fixed sets - a Gliedrezug might be push pull with the Dt at the front and the loco at the rear, but concealed by a vehicle (usually a wagon(s) or a Gourmino restaurant)

Re: Leman Express

Paul Burkhalter
 

Timetables now on the Leman Express website https://www.lemanexpress.ch/fr/telechargements/fiches-horaires

Lots of new journeys to enjoy!

Re: Neuchatel Littorail

gordonwis
 

a GTW in commercial service as of the morning of Wed 13 November

Re: New SZU units

OL.Guerbetal
 

Am 07.11.2019 um 23:45 schrieb Martin Baumann:
Previously the crossing with a Trolleybus route hindered this
conversion
Not really. A solution like the AVA (ex-WSB)/SBB crossing is possible. The ac part is without current while the gate is open and v/v.

Markus, Gürbetal

Re: Zurich tram service cuts

Martin Baumann
 

Diagram on line 13 for 1674+1675 Monday to Friday when a working day from 25.11.2019

15:21 Salersteig (via Stampfenbachplatz - Sihlquai/HB bis Frankental) - 15:54 Frankental.

15:59 Frankental - 16:42 Albisgütli.

16:46 Albisgütli - 17:29 Frankental.

17:37 Frankental - 18:19 Albisgütli.

18:24 Albisgütli - 19:06 Frankental.

19:11 Frankental - 19:45 Sternen Oerlikon (Route ab Sihlquai/HB - Stampfenbachplatz - Schaffhauserplatz - Bucheggplatz - Sternen Oerlikon).

Re: New SZU units

Martin Baumann
 

Previously the crossing with a Trolleybus route hindered this conversion but now all VBZ Trolleybuses have traction batteries so their wiring can be removed over the crossing:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZamfxFmMdc

Re: New SZU units

Guerbetaler
 

Am 07.11.2019 um 12:55 schrieb Chris Wood via Groups.Io:
If these are indeed to built as 15kV only units, as the initial
thread says, does that imply that the SZU has committed to the
sometimes discussed re-electrification of the Uetlibergbahn.
I can confirm that the Uetlibergbahn will be converted to ac. The project is accepted as part of the 2021-24 investment plan that will be financed by the Federal Railway Infrastructure Fund.

Markus, Gürbetal

Re: New Zurich trams finally ordered

Martin Baumann
 

The first car will be delivered to Zürich on November 15th. It is hoped that by the end of next year 10 will have been delivered and by the end of 2021 25

http://www.lokalinfo.ch/news/datum/2019/11/05/bombardier-liefert-flexity-trams-schneller/ (German)