New IR double-decker.

New IR duplex: what's tried and tested and what's new.

The first of the 60 new double-decker Interregio trains will be in service from 17 July 2023. SBB is thus offering passengers greater comfort. These trains will operate in the Zurich/Swiss Plateau region and in French-speaking Switzerland.

Train characteristics.

  • Train category: IR
  • Number of trains: 60
  • Seats: 466 / unit
  • Low-floor entry: Yes

Operation routes.

The 2D detailed map of Switzerland shows the operation routes for the new Interregional double-deck train. The new Interregional double-deck train (New IR double-decker) currently operates between Zurich HB and Schaffhausen and from 2024 additionally on the routes Bern – Zurich HB - Chur and Basel SBB - Zurich Airport. After the delivery of further vehicles, the use expands to additional routes in Switzerland.

Service zones.

  • Sockets
  • Window panes with improved mobile radio reception
  • Priority seats for passengers with reduced mobility
  • Wheelchair-accessible toilet
  • Baby-changing table 
  • Cycle storage spaces
  • Pram storage spaces
  • Luggage storage space

Exterior views.

Interior views.

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