Bombardier Transportation has delivered twenty TRAXX F140 AC electric locomotives to BLS Cargo AG, for use on cross-border (Switzerland - Germany) and Alpine transit services. The new customer-designated RE 485 locomotives feature the following innovative technologies:
- Regenerative braking, enabling energy from braking the train to be fed back into the overhead lines;
- To increase passenger safety, drivers' cabs are equipped with rear view cameras;
- In addition to German and Swiss train protection systems, locomotives will be equipped with an European Train Control system (ETCS), enabling them to run in the new Lötschberg Base Tunnel.