TWO-COACH TRAINSETS CLASS BE 8/8 BUILT IN 1976 FOR THE FORCH LINE, ZURICH

In recent years the Forch Line has developed from a line bearing mainly excursion traffic into a full-status commuter service within the regional transport pattern. In order to meet the demands of future timetables with fixed intervals between trains, the Forch Line put into service at the end of 1976 three two-coach trainsets class Be 8/8 with an axle arrangement of B'B' + B'B'. The dual-voltage vehicles (for 600 and 1200 V) are designed as "all-electric" vehicles, having conventional switchgear, electronic control of motoring and braking, as well as electrically controlled, spring-assisted brakes. Their design is largely based on constructional elements used in the articulated trams "2000 series" of the Zurich Municipal Transport Authority. The electrical equipment of these new vehicles is briefly but comprehensively described.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Brown Boveri and Company Limited

    Publicity Department
    Baden,   Switzerland 
  • Authors:
    • Frech, W
  • Publication Date: 1978-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 764-770
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00196942
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1979 12:00AM