BLS locomotives

  Class Axle Formula Number Year in Service Power [kW] Tractive Effort [kN] Max.Speed [km/h] Traction Type Voltage 1st class 2nd class
Re 420 Bo'Bo' 3
1964 4700 255 140 E 15 kV 17 Hz --- ---
Second-hand SBB class Re4/4 II now used on Bern-Neuchâtel, nrs. 501/502/504 (503/506 sold, 505/507-512 withdrawn) (BLS)
Re 465 Bo'Bo' 6
1994 6270 320 230 E 15 kV 17 Hz --- ---
Locomotives for RE passenger trains from Bern, similar to SBB class Re460, nrs. 001-006 (BLS)

BLS electric trainsets and motor cars

  Class Axle Formula Number Year in Service Power [kW] Tractive Effort [kN] Max.Speed [km/h] Traction Type Voltage 1st class 2nd class
RABe 515
EMU-4 28
2012
4000
400
160
E 15 kV 17 Hz 61
274
New double-deck trainsets from Stadler "MUTZ" for S-Bahn Bern line S1, S3/S31, S6 and S51, nrs. 001-028 (3 more ordered for 12/2017)
RABe 525 EMU-3 23 1999 1000
140 E 15 kV 17 Hz 20
114
New EMUs "Nina" now used on S-Bahn Luzern (S6/S61/S7), 2 second-hand from TRN, 13 more enlarged to EMU-4, 1 withdrawn after fire, 1 sold to TMR, originally 16/132 seats, nrs. 001-014/028-030/032-037 (BLS)
RABe 525 EMU-4 13 1999 1000
140 E 15 kV 17 Hz 20
159
Class RABe 525 enlarged to EMU-4, used on S1 Thun-Münsingen-Bern-Flamatt-Freiburg/Laupen, originally 32/159 seats, nrs. 015-027 (BLS)
RABe 535 EMU-4 25 2008 1000
160 E 15 kV 17 Hz 28 120
New EMUs "Lötschberger" derived from class RABe525, for Bern-Spiez-Zweisimmen/Brig and Bern S5/S51, nrs. 101-125
RBDe 565 EMU-1 21 1982 1700 186 125 E 15 kV 17 Hz 0 54
Electric motor cars "EAV-Triebwagen II" with thyristor control, run as EMU-3/4 on S-Bahn Bern S2/S3, nrs. 721-742 (730 withdrawn after fire) (BLS)
RBDe 566 EMU-1 13 1984 1650 186 125 E 15 kV 17 Hz 0 54
Electric motor cars "EAV-Triebwagen II" that operate as 3-car EMUs, nrs. 230-242 (RM)

BLS ordered trainsets

  Class Axle Formula Number Year in Service Power [kW] Tractive Effort [kN] Max.Speed [km/h] Traction Type Voltage 1st class 2nd class
RABe 515
EMU-4 8
2019
4000
400
160
E 15 kV 17 Hz

New double-deck trainsets from Stadler "MUTZ" for IR services on Bern-Burgdorf-Olten and Bern-Biel
RABe 545 EMU-6 24
2021 2000 200 160 E 15 kV 17 Hz

250
New electric trainsets from Stadler for RegioExpress services, typ FLIRT 3, to replace EW III coaches and RBDe 565 (opt. +30x)
RABe 545 EMU-6 28
2021 2000 200 160 E 15 kV 17 Hz

250
New electric trainsets from Stadler for S-Bahn Bern services, typ FLIRT 3, to replace RABe 565 and RBDe 566 (opt. +30x +22xEMU-4)

Last update: 02-07-2018