the Montreux-Berner-Oberland-Bahn (MOB) said on Wednesday. Disorders had not been detected. The “Golden pass Express” 13. December run to 2020 interchange freely between lake Geneva and Interlaken.

Until then, much work is yet to be. Thus, the 58 turning to racks and the 19 ordered the car to be approved by the Federal office of transport (BAV), as the MOB calls in memory.

test-driving a success

anyone Who travels from Montreux to Interlaken, you have to change trains in Zweisimmen. Because the narrow-gauge railway, a MOB can not drive on the normal track of the BLS. Corrective measures the track gauge changing facility, which is powered by the BLS on two tracks at the train station Zweisimmen.

Subsequently, the test were held with the newly-developed bogies, which are mounted to the existing carbody. The bogies were thought up by the MOB and Alstom implemented.

Around 550 passages from the standard gauge to the metre gauge were carried out last March. They walked trouble-free over the stage. The test runs on the meter gauge were according to the MOB also smoothly.

exception of the project

The project “Golden pass Express”-with a Budget of around about 76 million Swiss francs is run by the MOB, and the BLS. It is supported by the Confederation and by the cantons of Vaud, Berne, and Freiburg.

The gold passport Express is not only from a technological point of view, an exception to the project, stresses the MOB. Tourism will significantly benefit: Montreux, Gstaad, and Interlaken tourism could be linked strongholds. “The dream of the pioneers of the 19th century. Century is on the verge of realization.”

The train is about a 1. and a 2. Class and a premium class have. Because the drawing frequency is increased, is also intended to benefit the commuters from the Golden pass Express.

(SDA/koh))