SBB orders new catenary maintenance trains

Swiss rail company SBB is to invest CHF 100 million on 59 new catenary maintenance vehicles.

SBB has placed an order with Harsco for a fleet of new high-speed wiring trains which will construct, maintain and repair overhead catenary equipment across the Swiss rail network.

It follows another order placed by SBB for maintenance vehicles which will operateĀ in the new Gotthard and Ceneri Base Tunnels.

The new vehicles are expected to be delivered from 2016.

Harsco’s interim chief executive, David Everitt, said: “We are delighted to receive this second, significant award from the Swiss railway.

“Together, these two contracts establish a solid foundation to a growing Harsco Rail presence in Europe, with vehicles designed and built to European specifications and standards and utilising a strong network of established European supply partners.”