posted on 2nd Sep 2014 18:49
Starting in early August 2014 Stadler despatched from Altenrhein works the cars (without bogies) for the first six-car Class ESh2 KISS EMU destined for Aeroexpress. The first photo, taken on 1 September 2014, shows the last car before departure from the works. Subsequent views were taken at Rorschach station and Roggwil, en route to Basel (Muttenz), on the same day, a three-night journey. At Basel the cars will be mounted on 1,520 mm gauge bogies.
This multi-modal delivery is complicated by the train’s huge dimensions. Between Basel and Amsterdam the cars will descend the Rhein by barge, and then will be re-embarked on a ship bound for Sassnitz (arrival scheduled for 15 September). At Sassnitz the cars will be formed into the complete unit and tested. Then follows another voyage up the Baltic, to Klaipéda. Here the train is to be railed, and moved to the Stadler works at Fanipol, near Minsk, where commissioning will take place before delivery, by rail, to Moskva.