Eisenbahntechnische Rundschau | Issue International/2017
First successful commissioning of GTB12 plugs (M12 plugs with bayonet lock) in Albula’s new ALVA articulated trains of RHB
On occasion of the UNESCO World Heritage Days on June 11th and 12th 2016, the new train of Rhätische Bahn (RhB) was launched in Thusis. Before an audience of guests, the local RhB Administrative Board President, Stefan Engler, and RhB Director, Renato Fasciati, welcomed the youngest “child” to the RhB fleet and launched it under the name of “Alvra” (Rhaeto-Romanian for Albula). The Alvra articulated trains will be gradually transitioned into operations starting in late 2016. It is expected that all six of the Alvra articulated trains will be in scheduled service by the end of 2017. The new GIMOTA M12 plug connectors with GTB12 bayonet lock also played a part in this.