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Bombardier TWINDEXX Swiss Express Trains Given Operating Licence in Switzerland

Bombardier’s TWINDEXX Swiss Express double decker trains have been granted their operating licence by the Swiss Federal Transport Office (BAV).

Bombardier TWINDEXX Swiss Express Features

The Bombardier TWINDEXX Swiss Express is a double-decker multiple unit designed for long-distance routes. Each train has up to 1,300 seats with a lot of room for luggage. The trains are modern and comfortable and have power sockets throughout. In addition the TWINDEXX Swiss Express features modern passenger information systems and electronic seat reservation. SBB is able to run these trains in a number of different configurations. Some will include a restaurant car, some a family compartment.

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The TWINDEXX is also accessible throughout with easy boarding for all passengers, which means passengers with impaired mobility can comfortably use the service without assistance.

Safety and security features include a fire alarm system and video surveillance.

Bombardier says that the train’s improved energy efficiency means it is environmentally friendly even when travelling at 200 km/h.

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