Category: Simply explained

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// 28 March 2018
After the catenary has been grounded in the cleaning hall, the washing process starts at the push of a button. For cleaning, a pH-neutral wash foam is sprayed onto the rolling stock.

To ensure the well-being of over 20 million train passengers a year, the cleanliness of the rolling stock is essential. For this purpose, it is thoroughly cleaned on average every 3 weeks in the CFL floor washing system. The principle of cleaning is similar to that of a regular car wash – but with much…

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// 5 March 2018
In order to counteract the paint bleached out after 20 years of sun exposure, the employees of the central workshop completely foil the boxes of the electric railcar. Compared to the paint-based procedure, this method has some key advantages, such as: the speed, easier handling or the fact that the foiling can be carried out in parallel to the other upcoming maintenance works.

To guarantee the safety and comfort of their customers, CFL regularly carry out maintenance and repair work on their rolling stock. After 20 years of loyal service, the electric railcars of the 2000 series, commonly referred to as Z2s, undergo a major overhaul, the “operation caisse”. Given the average lifetime of approximately 40 years, this…

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Simply explained
// 5 December 2017
With the new timetable change not only departure and arrival times change ...

On 10 December 2017, an important day for all European railway companies, the new timetables will come into force. Like the years before, the new timetables for the CFL will be effective on the second Sunday of the month of December. We have summarized the big changes for you in this picture gallery. The commissioning…

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Simply explained
// 11 July 2017
The piece of luggage is deposited by CFL staff or considerate customers at the lost and found office.

As an employee of the new office for lost and found items and for baggage storage, which has been available to CFL customers since October 2016, Fränz L. can certainly be called Master of the “Chamber of the Forgotten”. Since the service on the new premises in the vicinity of platform 3AB has been in…

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construction works/projects
// 4 July 2017

In addition to a safe and comfortable train journey, one of the most important missions of the CFL is to convey in real time essential information, for example in respect of the punctuality of the trains. The latter especially requires maximum accuracy and speed, two attributes which, above all else, involve automated systems. Two such…

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Simply explained
// 22 September 2016

At first sight it seems rather obvious that the power supply of the rolling stock goes far beyond a single wire. But which elements are the catenary infrastructures composed of? These illustrations will provide answers to this question.#simplyexplained

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