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Source: Swiss Canton of Nidwalden News in German

4 September 2019

Due to increasing signs of aging trains have to be on the zentralbahn line from Lucerne to Engelberg replaced. In addition, S-Bahn compositions of the type Sparrow have achieved half of their service life and must be renovated. Since these investments affect the compensation to the power purchaser also has to give the Canton of Nidwalden green light. The Executive Council approved the procurement of Rolling stock and renewal.

For some time now, in former Brünig railway-cars, which are used by the Central railway on the route of the Luzern-Engelberg-Express, there is an increasing potential for Damage to the car body. The formation of cracks and other weaknesses can not be eliminated by means of repairs permanently. In addition, the technical risks of the old locomotives have increased. So much more gear damage occurred last. The safety of the passengers is ensured at all times, however, a replacement of rolling stock is. In agreement with the performance of best-sellers, the zentralbahn (zb), between 2021 and 2024 new railcars (two of the type of eagles, seven of type Fink) intends to procure a total value of EUR 114.2 million francs. As a result, the same compositions were used to Engelberg, such as over the Brünig to Interlaken. These have proven to be successful. The extra Fink-trains to replace old, non-disabled grade compositions and provide the Foundation for product extensions such as, for example, the half-hour to Engelberg.

The first Generation of the S-Bahn trains in total revisio nThe fleet of type Sparrow – the first low-floor compliant trains on the rail network of Central railway has recorded 2004/2005 service. By 2020, the trains arrive in the middle of their life cycle. So that they can be operated up to the end of the expected useful life in the year 2032 in a reliable and cost-effective, the price of replacement of components and systems, as well as substance-holding is mandatory. The measures to ten Sparrow-drive vehicles are provided between 2023 and 2026. The cost of this will amount to 15.8 million Swiss francs.

The government has approved the procurement of Rolling stock and the Revision of the Sparrow-trains with the Proviso that the rest of the customer – the Federal government and the cantons of Lucerne, Bern, Obwalden – the plans of the eg, also support. With the consent of the a result can the investment costs for the settlements, which are paid for by the best sellers, are included.

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