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EWIII – commuter train with locomotive

Almost 50 years in service

The EWIII trains were put into service in the 1970s. After almost 50 years, they will definitely disappear from the railway landscape by the end of 2021. They will make way for the new MIKA trains. One consolation for all railway fans: SBB Historic has taken over an EWIII train and will thus ensure that this train type finds an appropriate place in the historical heritage.

General information EWIII – commuter train with locomotive

  • 9 Quantity
  • 1973–1975 Put into service
  • 2021 Taking out of service

6 sections with the carriages AD/ABS, A, B, B, B, Bt and locomotive Re 465 Technical data, features

Technical data

  • 6 Number of carriages 6 sections with the carriages AD/ABS,A,B,B,B,Bt and locomotive Re 465
  • 165 m Length
  • 263.0 t Weight
  • 6,400 kW Power output
  • 140 km/h Maximum speed

Seating

  • 63 Seats (first class)
  • 280 Seats (second class)
  • Folding seats (second class)
  • 31 Standing room (second class) No circulation areas, 3 people per m2
  • First class or luggage compartment Wheelchair spaces (first class)
  • First class or luggage compartment Wheelchair spaces (second class)
  • 8 Bicycle spaces

Features

  • No Low-floor entrance
  • Yes Air conditioning
  • Yes Heating
  • No Passenger information on the train
  • Yes Passenger information in the train acoustic
  • 6 WC Not wheelchair-accessible
  • No Baby changing facilities in WC
  • No Video surveillance
  • No Power sockets for electronic devices First and second class
  • Carpet Flooring (first class)
  • Rubber Flooring (second class)
  • Yes Rubbish bin at seats
  • No Newspaper collection box
  • Kambly train Wrap advertising train

6-section Re 420 with the carriages AD, A, A, B, B, Bt Technical data, features

Technical data

  • 3 Number of carriages 6-section Re 420 with the carriages AD, A, A, B, B, Bt
  • 165 m Length
  • 263.0 t Weight
  • 6,400 kW Power output
  • 140 km/h Maximum speed

Seating

  • 109 Seats (first class)
  • 210 Seats (second class)
  • Folding seats (second class)
  • 30 Standing room (second class) No circulation areas, 3 people per m2
  • First class or luggage compartment Wheelchair spaces (first class)
  • First class or luggage compartment Wheelchair spaces (second class)
  • 8 Bicycle spaces

Features

  • No Low-floor entrance
  • Yes Air conditioning
  • Yes Heating
  • No Passenger information on the train
  • Yes Passenger information in the train acoustic
  • 6 WC Not wheelchair-accessible
  • No Baby changing facilities in WC
  • No Video surveillance
  • No Power sockets for electronic devices First and second class
  • Carpet Flooring (first class)
  • Rubber Flooring (second class)
  • Yes Rubbish bin at seats
  • No Newspaper collection box

Current use daily on the following lines

Our EWIII commuter trains were in service between 1973 and 2021. Equipped with comfortable seats, the trains were mainly used as RegioExpress between Bern and Neuchâtel as well as Interlaken Ost and Zweisimmen in their last years of operation until the end of 2021.
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