Charter trains

EWI A – standard carriage I

Together with the nostalgic electric locomotive Ae 6/8 or the Ae 4/4, this passenger coach provided a real railway experience.

Commissioned between 1959 and 1977, the non-air-conditioned EW I passenger coaches had 48 1st class seats per car. Up to 4 wagons could be lined up (maximum 192 seats).

Today, the EWI A - Einheitswagen I is no longer roadworthy and is in the depot of Burgdorf.

  • 48 per carriage Number of seats 192
  • suitable for serving refreshments Special catering train

Rail vehicle details Technical data, features

General information EWI passenger carriage

Technical data

  • 23.7 m Length
  • 48 t Weight
  • 140 km/h Maximum speed

All standard carriage series have the following features:

  • Two bogies, each with two axles (total of four axles)
  • Entry at the bogies, WC and platform at the end of the carriage, large passenger compartment between the entrances
  • Open coach
  • Vis-à-vis seating arrangement with a centre aisle
  • Separate smoking and non-smoking carriages on delivery (originally 50%-50%) Smoking was banned on all trains in December 2005, which led to the removal of the swing doors between the carriages.
  • Lightweight design (up until the EW III)


  • 48 Seats (first class)
  • Folding seats
  • Wheelchair spaces
  • Bicycle spaces


  • No Low-floor entrance
  • No Air conditioning
  • No Heating
  • Yes Passenger information on the train Train route display boards
  • No Passenger information in the train
  • 2 WC not wheelchair-accessible
  • No Baby changing facilities in WC
  • No Video surveillance
  • No Power sockets for electronic devices
  • Carpet Flooring
  • Yes Rubbish bin at seats
  • No Newspaper collection box

History historic rail vehicle

The standard carriages replaced the last of the wooden carriages and the heavy steel carriages, and for a long time they were used together with light steel carriages. After the introduction of clock-face schedules in 1982, combinations of the same type of carriages only were increasingly used.

A total of four series of standard carriages were produced.

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