My understanding is that the colour scheme hasn't been finalized yet. The one you are showing doesn't match the scheme I've seen from SBB -- or the designers they contracted -- but isn't impossible. It will run from St Gallen to Lausanne, possibly Geneva and Basel also. They will be seven-car trains with pantographs on the third and fifth cars with the rest of the technics spread out, so it won't be like on the TEEs with a technics room and a corridor past. Second class cars at each end, in the middle a 1st class (with compartments)+ restaurant, a 1st, a 1st +baggage: 457 seats including 131 in 1st. 187,6 m, 355 tonnes, 200 km/h 5.2 MW, 8 traction axles (the "inner" on the two outer cars in each end). I think they've ordered 24 for delivery 1999-2001.
Thanks Urban Fredriksson. Translation from Swedish by Erik.Back to the Front Page