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VAE new units

Martin Baumann
 

Two Voralpenexpress diagrams are expected to go over to the new 8 section FLIRT units from 04.06.2019

csipromo
 

Is it the Flirts or the Traversos that are intended to eventually take over the VoralpenExpress operations?

Regards

Mike C

Martin Baumann
 

Traverso (8 car FLIRT) units will take over the VAE completely by the end of the year. At least two of the new batch of S-Bahn FLIRT are already in passenger service

csipromo
 

Thanks for the clarification. There is a slight chance I may be able to see one this summer, if I can get away for a few days.

Regards

Mike C

Robin Jorimann
 

Are they working specific diagrams? Or is it just random how they are deployed?
Thanks

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Guerbetaler
 

Am 30.05.2019 um 08:24 schrieb Robin Jorimann:
Are they working specific diagrams? Or is it just random how they are deployed?
Both, in a way ...

A VAE diagram has five days plus one day maintenance (which can be skipped, if not six consists are available), so you can predict, where they are running, if you know the diagram.

In other words: Within six days a consist will run each train. However, there may be exceptions on weekends and a consists may always be exchanged for repair works.

In Rapperswil you can see all five consists within about two hours, e.g.
0857/0859 SG-LU (will be back 1159)
0859/0903 LU-SG (will be back 1057)
0957/0959 SG-LU (will be back 1259)
0959/1003 LU-SG (will be back 1157)
1059/1103 LU-SG (will be back 1359)

The sixth consist sits in Herisau (may be in the workshop).

Markus, Gürbetal

Martin Baumann
 

The 8 section units are actually numbered as two 4 car units but are normally expected to work as 101/201 etc

526 101+526 201 to 526 124+526 224

Stadler pdf: https://www.stadlerrail.com/media/pdf/fsob0816e.pdf

The other batch of units are 526 001 to 526 010. These have started to enter service on S Bahn trains but at peak traffic times will be used to make up a 12 car VAE train

Martin Baumann
 

It was incorrect to say two diagrams would change from June 4th. So far only two units have been accepted and one is being used for crew training. One unit will be in limited passenger service and the trains are listed at

https://www.sob.ch/unternehmen/aktuelles/der-neue-voralpen-express.html