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EWI A – standard carriage I

This passenger carriage delivers a true rail journey experience when used in combination with the nostalgic Ae 6/8 electric locomotive, or the Ae 4/4.

The EW I passenger carriages were put into service between 1959 and 1977 and are not air-conditioned. Each carriage has 48 first-class seats and up to four carriages can be linked to seat a maximum of 192 passengers.

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

    Seating

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

    Features

    • 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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