Festive Yule! Would anyone be able to confirm that the following passenger cars have their SIG-II gangways replaced by the rubber-bulge type? They do not seem to have been renumbered with the '61' exchange code, but I have seen at least 177-2 with the rubber-bulge gangway:
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I believe that all InterCity carriages apart from those currently used for the München-Nürnberg-Express no longer have SIG gangways. The MNX is the only passenger service operating on either of the two 300kph routes (Köln-Rhein-Main and Nürnberg-Ingolstadt) where pressure-proof coaches are required and single carriages instead of ICE units are in use. All other services do not require SIG gangways and as they are more expensive in maintenance, they have been abolished.
The teflon coating of the SIG gangways has a limited lifetime, wearing down with time. Replacing it is more costly than just putting in a (very cheap) rubber gangway instead.
Nevertheless it's remarkable that Trenitalia chose this solution for Vivalto double-deck cars, and RZD for the WLABmz.
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Bei der fülle des zu verarbeitenden materials sind trotz sorgfältiger bearbeitung vereinzelte tippfehler oder kleinere unstimmigkeiten nicht immer vermeidbar. Eine rechtliche gewähr für die richtigkeit des inhalts dieses beitrages kann daher nicht übernommen werden.