Could a new railway technology transform the ArcExpress project?

The Montreux Oberland Bernois railway company has developed a variable gauge bogie, that is to say a system which allows the wheels of the wagons to adapt to the different gaps between the rails, one meter for the MOB and 1m345 for SBB. This new system allows MOB trains to directly connect Montreux to Interlaken without transhipment.

This new technology could change the face of the ArcExpress project. “We are going to ask for additional credit to study this variant”, announces Jean-Frédéric Python, the director of the Chemins de Fer du Jura. The original project provides for the installation of a third rail to create a one meter gap between Glovelier and Delémont so that the red trains can continue their journey to the capital…

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