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19 August 2019 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 01:46 GMT+2



May 15, 2019

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SBB CFF FFS Cargo work the first European freight trains equipped of systems of connection automatic rifle

They are used for the arranged traffic national

Helvetian SBB CFF FFS Cargo has announced of being the first railway society to European level to have adopted systems of connection automatic rifle on the trains operated from the company, with about 100 railway wagons goods and 25 locomotives that in the last year are equipped with this system for the arranged traffic national. The endowed freight trains of connection automatic rifle circulate from the beginning of this month between the hub of Dottikon, the terminals of Dietikon, Oensingen, Renens, Cadenazzo and Lugano Vedeggio let alone between the centers of Biasca and Mendrisio.

The Swiss society has emphasized that the connection automatic rifle is a first important element in order to increase the efficiency, the punctuality and therefore the competitiveness of the traffic goods on track and that the connection automatic rifle is an important step towards the partial automation of the railway exercise on the last mile as the new systems increase to the rapidity and safety of the maneuver operations. In particular, SBB CFF FFS Cargo has evidenced that the connection automatic rifle of railway wagons and locomotives prevents the risk of accidents for the attache's since in order to uncouple the wagons enough a simple maneuver, while currently the activity comes still carried out manually, with negative repercussions in terms of time, staff and costs.

Moreover SBB CFF FFS Cargo has explained that the connection automatic rifle with the automatic test of the brakes and to a system of warning anticollision is three decisive elements for the partial automation of the railway exercise on the last mile, arranges - it has specified the company - than together affords the exercise with an only attache' rather than at least two, as up to now. This - it has specified the Swiss society - will allow to tackle to light to the remarkable deficiency of qualified workers attended between the staff of maneuver also of the previewed retirements in the next few years that they will aggravate the situation remarkablly.

The company has remembered that the introduction of the connection automatic rifle is supported with deep of the Helvetic Confederation and that on the total of about 15 million franchi Swiss previewed for the adaptation of the rotabile material, the Confederation pours a contribution pairs to about nine million.

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