SBB uses shortened trains on S-Bahn lines – Switzerland: standard

The lines S8, S9 and S25 are on the S-Bahn of Zurich SBB currently with shortened trains on the way. This concerns trains from Pfäffikon, Winterthur, Schaffhausen, Uster, Ziegelbrücke and Zurich main station. In early August, the SBB informed the presidents of the regional transport conferences by e-mail about "extraordinary reductions in commuter trains", as the "SonntagsBlick" writes.

In the letter, a regional manager of the SBB justified the "temporary reduction of supply" with a deterioration in the availability of the rolling stock. The main reason is that the maintenance works are no longer able to process the entrance of the rolling stock as planned due to lack of personnel.

Too few seats

Originally, the "emergency measures" would last from 6 to 17 August. According to a spokesperson for the SBB, however, shortening in compositions should also be expected in the coming weeks. "During peak hours, the desired number of seats can not always be displayed on certain lines", the spokesman told the "SonntagsBlick".

On request, the media agency of the SBB rejected negative personnel management despite the regional manager's letter. "Cause of the cutbacks are the increased defects associated with the sustained heat wave," said a spokesman. In addition, additional S-Bahns are in use due to major events.

The union of traffic workers (SEV) sees this differently: "The reason for the reduction of the supply is that at the SBB plant in Zurich Herdern 25 to 30 employees are missing", said trade union secretary Jürg Hurni. The reasoning of the SBB is "complete nonsense". (Scl)

Created: 26.08.2018, 05:44 clock

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