TWINDEXX Express Double-deckers: High Capacity, High Speed
Introducing a new generation of high speed, advanced technology double-deck trains that travel faster on existing tracks.
Our new TWINDEXX Express double-deck intercity train ramps up capacity and speed while providing greater operational efficiency and exceptional passenger comfort. It delivers a quantum leap forward in performance on curved tracks.
At the heart of this improvement lies our FLEXX Tronic WAKO system bogie technology, enabling faster acceleration through curves. The result is:
- significantly shorter journey times
- improved punctuality
- reduced missed connections
- more efficient and accurate timetabling
- enhanced passenger satisfaction
Innovative roll compensation technology
Part of our FLEXX Tronic bogie platform, the FLEXX Tronic WAKO system compensates for the natural roll movement of a carbody. Minimal tilting in curves maximizes passenger comfort and increases curve speeds by up to 15%.
This innovative system combines mechatronic technology and proven components. It allows trains to run at speed even on existing tracks, reducing the need for major infrastructure investments.
Incorporating ECO4 energy-saving technologies
Our TWINDEXX double-deckers integrate the following ECO4 technologies:
Together these technologies:
- reduce energy consumption by 10%
- improve train performance
- cut CO2 emissions
- lower lifecycle costs
Why choose TWINDEXX double-deckers:
- Improved curve performance
- Faster journey times and improved urban flow
- Greater passenger capacity and comfort
- Maximum car configuration flexibility
- Ease of access for all passengers
- Lower infrastructure and lifecycle costs
Two TWINDEXX models
Our TWINDEXX portfolio consists of two models of advanced double-deck trains:
TWINDEXX Express chosen by Swiss Federal Railways (SBB)
Public transportation in Switzerland is key and Swiss passengers demand the highest quality in rail travel. In June 2010, the SBB awarded us the largest rolling stock order in its history.
The SBB contract calls for us to supply 59 TWINDEXX double-deck trains (436 coaches) for intercity service. The contract includes options for more than 100 additional TWINDEXX trains.
The high speed TWINDEXX Express features: