BLS operates many of the IR (InterRegio) and RE (Regional Express) services in Switzerland, particularly on the routes to and from Bern; though it's very new 'Mika' trains which are already being used on the Bern - Langnau - Luzern; and the Bern - Neuchatel - La Chaux-de-Fonds routes.
More of these trains are on order, so they will soon be introduced on the Bern - Brig - Domodossola and Bern - Zweissimen routes.
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BLS is currently in the midst of updating its fleet of trains as it has ordered a swathe of new trains it is branding 'Mika'.
They are the top tier BLS trains, so are the only BLS services which offer an on-board bar/bistro service.
Seat reservations are also available on the Mika trains as well as on the Bern - Brig - Domodossola and Bern - Zweissimen routes; the Mika trains will be introduced to these route in early 2023.
Seat reservations cost 5 CHF, but unless you will be setting off from Bern between 16:00 and 18:30; seats are typically available on BLS trains.
Dogs can also be taken on board, smaller dogs can travel for free if placed in a travel basket, but if your dog is too large, or you don't want to use a basket, second class adult tickets are required for dogs.
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