LD double-decker.

The new long-distance double-deck trains connect Switzerland’s regions. With a total of 62 trains, the long-distance double-deckers will be the largest train fleet within SBB Long-Distance Services.

Train characteristics.

  • Train category: IC/IR
  • Number of trains: 62 planned
  • Seats:
    • 200 IC: 606
    • 200: 682
    • 100: 330
  • Low-floor entry: Yes

Operation routes.

The 2D detailed map of Switzerland shows the operation routes for the new long-distance double-deck trains. Once they are delivered, the new, modern LD double-deckers will operate mainly on the east-west corridor: St. Gallen – Zurich main station – Olten – Bern – Lausanne – Geneva. Additional operation routes include Basel SBB – Zurich main station, St. Gallen – Chur, Zurich – Chur, Lucerne – Zurich and Basel – Olten – Bern – Interlaken Ost/Brig.

Service zones.

  • Restaurant (IC only)
  • Family coach (IC only)
  • Quiet zone (1st class) (IC only)
  • Business zone (1st class) (IC only)
  • Sockets
  • Mobile signal amplifier
  • Electronic seat reservation indicator
  • Priority seats for passengers with reduced mobility
  • Wheelchair-accessible toilet
  • Baby-changing table
  • Cycle storage spaces
  • Pram storage spaces
  • Luggage storage space

Exterior views.

  • An LD double-decker on a sunny day in Zeihen on the Bözberg line between Basel and Brugg. On the left-hand side of the train there is meadow with a small footpath and to the right there is an autumnal forest.
  • Wide shot of the LD double-decker.
  • Train FV-Dosto
  • Side view of the LD double-decker passing through a meadow.

Interior views.

  • Luggage rack for stowing items of luggage at the top of the stairs leading to the upper deck of long-distance double-deck trains.

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