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Swiss Federal Railways (schweizer Bahn) SBB Order

Post by Jeff Smith » Mon Feb 11, 2019 5:16 pm

Troubles continue: YahooFinance
Swiss say Bombardier trains still fall short of expectations

ZURICH, Feb 11 (Reuters) - Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) said on Monday that new Bombardier trains have yet to live up to expectations and that both companies were working to correct issues, including improving software and fixing problematic doors.

"It's a painful forceps delivery," SBB Chief Executive Andreas Meyer told a news conference in Bern, the Blick newspaper reported. "But we want it to be a good kid that will be in action for 40 years."

Swiss Federal Railways awarded Bombardier a 59-train contract in 2010 but the first deliveries were made only in 2018. Amid problems, Bombardier agreed to add three trains free of charge as compensation, boosting deliveries to 62.

The railway has said it would not take new trains from Bombardier until the Canadian company fixes problems with the 12 that are already in service, raising questions over the timing of future deliveries for the 1.9 billion Swiss franc ($1.89 billion) contract.

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