Pininfarina started developing a Swiss trainSeptember 8, 2019
The Italian company decided to take a break from sports cars and chose a new field of activity.
Pininfarina is engaged in various activities in the field of automotive and design, but this time the brand’s specialists began to develop trains. The Italian design house has just unveiled the new Goldenpass Express, which is due to be commissioned on December 13, 2020 in Switzerland.
The train from Pininfarina is equipped with a full-electric electric power unit with a capacity of almost 2000 hp. The novelty will be launched in the Swiss cities of Montreux, Gstaad and Interlaken. The unique train is much more recent and modern than other models that are used in the area.
One particularly interesting point is that its windows were designed in such a way as to exclude reflections, so that travelers can take pictures of the surrounding nature without leaving the place and without worrying about glare. Goldenpass Express also meets all Swiss safety requirements.
“With Goldenpass Express, we face an impressive technological challenge, moving from narrow gauge to standard gauge [distance between two tracks]. We also wanted this tourist train to be beautiful and elegant. That’s why we set the task for Pininfarina, one of the most prestigious design companies in the world, ”said Georges Oberson, CEO of the Montreuz Oberland Bernese railway company
In turn, Pininfarina Design project manager Alfredo Palma added that the availability of new safety standards has become an incentive for our creativity, and not a limitation. In each project, whether it be a car, transport or architecture, the company’s goal is to create beautiful objects, overcoming technical or regulatory obstacles. With MOB, we created a train that offers an exciting travel experience, in complete symbiosis with the beauty of nature.
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