Re465 – locomotive

These locomotives from the 1990s are used for both passenger and freight transport. They serve you on the RegioExpress Bern – Neuchâtel – La Chaux-de-Fonds line. In future, they will also be used for the Car Transport service and in the Bernese Oberland – now in jazzy BLS green instead of dark blue.

Following the first order placed by BLS for eight units (001–008), a further ten locomotives (009–018) were ordered for the “piggyback corridor”. The locomotives are serviced at the Spiez workshop. The Re 465 is operated for both freight and passenger transport between Bern, Neuchâtel and La Chaux-de-Fonds, mostly with EW-III commuter trains. In future, the locomotive will be used for the Car Transport service, on the GoldenPass Line and for freight transport.

  • 18 Quantity
  • 001–018 Numbers
  • 1994–1997 Put into service

Major servicing for the entire fleet

Between 2019 and 2022, all 18 Re465 locomotives will undergo a modernisation programme (refit). With this refit, the service life of the approximately 25-year-old locomotives will be extended by a further 15 years. They can now be used until 2040. The modernised locomotives are easily recognisable: they are now painted green, thus making them an eye-catching and clearly visible BLS brand ambassador. The modernisation programme will cost a total of about CHF 20 million. All of the locomotives will be modernised in the BLS workshop in Bönigen.

After the refit, the locomotives will be used for the Car Transport service and therefore replace the brown Re 425 locomotives. This means that BLS can avoid having to buy new ones. In passenger transport, the Re465 will in future pull or push the GoldenPass Express trains between Interlaken Ost and Zweisimmen respectively; in freight transport, it will be used for multiple-unit train control together with other locomotives (TRAXX and Vectron).

Rail vehicle details technical data

  • 18.5 m Length
  • 84 t Weight
  • 6,400 kW Power output
  • 160 km/h Maximum speed

Given names

  • Wrap advertising locomotive No. 001 – “Simplon /Sempione”
  • No. 002 – “Gornergrat”
  • No. 003 – “Jungfraujoch – Seespiele”
  • Wrap advertising locomotive No. 004 – “Trubschachen”
  • No. 005 – “Niesen”
  • No. 006 – “Lauchernalp”
  • No. 007 – “Schilthorn”
  • Wrap advertising locomotive No. 008 – “Allegra”
  • No. 009 – “Napf”
  • No. 010 – “Mont Vully”
  • No. 011 – “Wisenberg”
  • No. 012 – “Euro Tunnel”
  • No. 013 – “Stockhorn”
  • No. 014 – “Spalenberg”
  • Wrap advertising locomotive No. 015 – “Vue-des-Alpes”
  • Wrap advertising locomotive No. 016 – “Stockhorn”
  • Wrap advertising locomotive No. 017 – “Schrattenflue”
  • Wrap advertising locomotive No. 018 – “Brienz Rothorn Bahn”

Current use daily on the following lines

  • Kambly train RegioExpress Bern–Entlebuch–Luzern
  • RegioExpress Bern–Neuchâtel–La Chaux-de-Fonds

Wrap advertising train

  • BLS Alp Transit / Lötschberger No. 001
  • Kambly train No. 004
  • Patenschaft für Berggemeinden (charitable association) No. 008
  • railCare “Cat’s eye” No. 015
  • 50 years Stockhornbahn No. 016
  • railCare «Pink Panther» No. 017
  • railCare «Flash Fire» No. 018
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