Panoramique des Dômes mountain railway trains to be renovated
Stadler and local company ACC M will carry out a mid-range repair of four GTW2/8 trains used on the Panoramique des Dômes mountain railway. It is reported by Railway Supply with reference to the Railway Gazette.
A 5 km wide line equipped with a Strub trestle system opened in 2012 to provide access to the summit of the Puy de Dome, an extinct volcano near Clermont-Ferrand. It is operated by the TC Dôme joint venture between SNC Lavalin and Transdev.
Repairs at the ACC M plant in Clermont-Ferrand will be supervised by Stadler and the bogies will be sent by the manufacturer to Switzerland for an overhaul.
To cope with the high passenger traffic, only one train will be upgraded at a time, with the first one to be taken out of service after the summer season in November and ready by summer 2024.
ACC M said its success in securing the contract could lead to further work in partnership with Stadler.
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