BVB Be 4/4 401–476 - BVB Be 4/4 401–476

BVB Be 4/4
Tram in Basel BVB 2.jpg
Number: 52 + 4 + 20
Manufacturer: Schindler Waggon, Brown Boveri & Cie
Year of construction (s): 1948–51, 1958, 1967–68
Gauge : 1000 mm (Meterspur)
Length over coupling: 1. Serie 13.950 mm
2. Serie 13.735 mm
3. Serie 13.745 mm
Height: 3750 mm
Width: 2200 mm
Bogie axle base: 1860 mm
Learning Mass: 1st series 19.6 t
2nd and 3rd series 20.0 t
Top speed: 60 km / h
Traction power: 265 kW
Motorentyp: 3. Serie GLM 0300a
Operating mode: One-way vehicle
Seats: 28
Standing room: 1. Series 72
2. Series 69
3. Series 67

The type BVB Be 4/4 401-476 of Basler Verkehrs-Betriebe (BVB) is a four-axle tram - motor vehicle that belongs to the nationally procured series of Swiss standard vehicles . After the Second World War, BVB procured 76 cars of this type for the Basel tram network in three series, which, however, differ only slightly from one another.

First series 401–452

The first series of these four-axle one-way vehicles was purchased between 1948 and 1951 in a number of 52 vehicles. They were built by Schindler Waggon in Pratteln and equipped with electrical equipment from Brown Boveri & Cie . There are small differences in the series itself due to changes and modifications.

This series is no longer in scheduled use. After being scrapped, the Be 4/4 413 was preserved as a historic vehicle.

Second series 453–456

These four cars, which were procured in 1958, were somewhat shorter than the first series because the front clutch was omitted. Otherwise, of course, one or the other improvement was also incorporated. It was also built by Schindler Waggon in Pratteln and has electrical equipment from Brown Boveri & Cie.

This series is also no longer in use as planned.

Third series 457-476

The 20 cars of the third series were built by Schindler Waggon in Pratteln and put into operation in 1967 and 1968. The engines of the type GLM 0300a with 90 hp come from Brown Boveri & Cie. The vehicles were given the road numbers 457–476. From 1986 the electronic drive / brake control SIBAS 16 was installed on the Be 4/4 466–476. In 2016, they were decommissioned. [1]


  • Dominik Madörin: The rolling stock of the Basler Verkehrs-Betriebe , Eisenbahn-Kurier publishing house , Freiburg i. Br. 2003

Individual evidence

  1. BVB press release from April 20, 2016: Farewell to two special BVB tram types ( Memento of the original from April 29, 2016 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. , accessed April 25, 2016.@1@2Vorlage: Webachiv / IABot /