[CH] SBB orders 7 FLIRT “Mouette” trainsets for the future IR66

SBB passenger services and Stadler Rail have signed a contract for the delivery of 7 long-distance FLIRT EMUs. The future “Mouette” trainsets are to be deployed on the route between Berne and La Chaux-de-Fonds, which will be designated as IR66.

Author: Stadler

Today Stadler announced that it will be supplying seven long-distance FLIRT EMUs to the passenger division of SBB. The trains will be used on the Berne – La Chaux-de-Fonds line, which SBB will take over from BLS in December 2020. The privately awarded contract also includes an option for 7 further trainsets. Delivery is planned for 2019-2021.

Author: Stadler

This new (for SBB) destination to the Neuchâtel Jura region will be referred to as IR66, becoming a part of the Swiss long-distance network. SBB has selected the name “Mouette” (= Seagull) for the new rolling stock

FLIRT “Mouette” for SBB – configuration:

  • 4-car
  • High-acceleration
  • Operation in muliple during peak hours
  • First class: 27 seats (2+1 configuration) / Second class: 154 sets
  • Interior: Long-distance design, wheelchair compatible
Author: Stadler