SWEG sells RegioShuttle RS1 to HEROS

09.12.2021 // SWEG sells the last RegioShuttle RS1 without automatic couplings to HEROS

Following the purchase of two more RegioShuttle RS1s, HEROS Helvetic Rolling Stock has now acquired a total of 26 of this vehicle type from SWEG.

Following a necessary general inspection, HEROS will be leasing or selling the two vehicles together with two series 3 RegioShuttle RS1s.
The other 22 RegioShuttle RS1s, which they also acquired, were sold to Czech Railways (České drahy) and were handed over one-by-one following each general inspection.

The last two RegioShuttles with UIC standard couplings that were acquired by HEROS were built in 1997 and were in service for many years on Hohenzollerische Landesbahn routes. Following modernisation in 2015, they were then used in Achertal and most recently as bridging vehicles on various Kaiserstuhlbahn routes.

Diesel railcar Adtranz Regio Shuttle RS1 first series with low-floor entrance, low floor area and standard couplers, photo © Martin Müller, www.BahnStatistik.de 

Photo: © Martin Müller, www.BahnStatistik.de