Citec Germany to redesign famous Glacier Express

Citec Germany has won a design engineering project for Swiss operator Rhaetian Railway (RhB).

95 years of rail-vehicle experience

In 2014, Citec acquired the German engineering company TGB, a leading company within rail vehicle and aircraft interior engineering, from Siemens AG. TGB was founded already in 1922 as Vereinheitlichungsbüro (VB) der Deutschen Lokomotivindustrie.

Through the acquisition of TGB, Citec acquired solid competence that today is utilised across Citec Group. TGB is located in Kassel and has at the moment more than 50 employees working in three business segments; standardisation, aircraft interior and rail vehicle. TGBs customers include companies like Stadler, Siemens, Alstom and Bombardier.

The Rhaetian Railway (RhB) operates the famous Glacier Express on its scenic network in Switzerland together with the Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn. The panoramic coaches of these trains have been delivered more than a decade ago by Stadler in Switzerland and shall be made fit for the future.

“We are delighted that we have been selected to support the planned redesign and upgrade of the coaches”, says Project Manager Ruediger Wendt, Citec Germany. “With the Glacier Express, we can add a world-class reference to our list of projects”.

Work packages of the planned redesign will be carried out by experienced Citec engineers in RhBs main office in Landquart in Graubünden as well as in Kassel. The project started in May 2017 and is scheduled to be completed in summer 2018. In addition to the typical engineering of new trains for train manufacturers, Citec now gains further experience in redesign of rolling stock which is becoming more popular for train operators for cost-efficiency reasons.

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