Location: Martigny, Switzerland
Operator of Vehicle: SBB CFF FFS
Date of Photo: March 15, 2008
No matter what rolling stock you may encounter while traveling in Switzerland, chances are it will arrive right on time. The stereotypes of Swiss railways running on time are not undeserved, though I do have to admit that I have been on a few delayed trains. However, whether the train is pulled by the Class 460 locomotives that perhaps are most associated with SBB, or one of the trainsets such as the RBDe560 featured here, rest assured your fellow passengers are likely to be anxious if the train slips even just a few minutes behind schedule.
These RBDe560 trainsets can be found on S-Bahn services in the Basel area as well as on suburban and regional services elsewhere in the country. They were first delivered starting in 1984 and while some of the cars have been retired, others were recently rebuilt and will remain in service indefinitely.
For more photos of SBB’s trains, please click here.