In the mean time BLS Cargo also started to retrofit all its Re 485 series machines with the European signalling and safety system ETCS level 2.
Re 485 011 was baptised 'Weil am Rhein on 23.04.2008. Re 485 001 and 012 is decorated with huge ‘stamps’ on both cab ends. These special stamps, of course on a more practical scale, were published by the Swiss post to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the BLS.
In July 2008, 485 003 was the first machine that switched its standard livery for a version with some promotional vinyls; BLS Cargo: die Alpinisten. It was also the first machine of its type carrying a up to date UIC service number.