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First New Rocky Mountaineer Carriage Sails For New World

23 Apr 2018 23:20
  • First New Rocky Mountaineer Carriage Sails For New World

In May 2015 luxury touring train operator Rocky Mountaineer ordered ten double deck panorama carriages from Stadler. These are now coming off the production line, and on 20 April 2018 the first carriage departed from Berlin-Westhafen on the first stage of their voyage to Canada. This photo shows RMRX 9541 at Westhafen being embarked from the low-loader which brought it from the Stadler Berlin-Reinickendorf works where it was built.


First nOVA Tram Arrives In Ostrava

23 Apr 2018 13:01
  • First nOVA Tram Arrives In Ostrava
  • First nOVA Tram Arrives In Ostrava
  • First nOVA Tram Arrives In Ostrava

On the night of 22/ 23 April 2018 DP Ostrava’s first Tango NF2 tram, 1701, arrived at the operator’s Martinov works, having travelled from Siedlce on board a low-loader. The first two photos in this sequence were taken on the morning of the 23rd while it was being prepared for unloading. The third view shows 1701 together with ČD Cargo’s 731.049, which had arrived at the Martinov works with four wagons loaded with rails for track relaying on the Ostrava tramway network. During the night of 23/24 April nOVA is to be moved to Poruba tram depot, in readiness for tests, scheduled to start on the 24th.


First nOVA Nears Completion

23 Mar 2018 13:08
  • First nOVA Nears Completion
  • First nOVA Nears Completion
  • First nOVA Nears Completion
  • First nOVA Nears Completion

On 22 March 2018 at Stadler Siedlce works was presented a two-car Tango NF2 tram, the first of 30, with an option (now confirmed) for ten more, being built for DPO. The name nOVA was chosen by Ostrava residents. These photos show the exterior of the practically finished tram, which is to be moved to Ostrava in mid-April.

The third photo shows the interior, also nearing completion. The seats fitted were of the type requested by DPO, being similar to those found in the operator’s other vehicles. The final photo also shows one of the bodyshells for the second nOVA at the final assembly stage. Also visible in this view is GYSEV’s future FLIRT 3 EMU, 435 509, being assembled.


First New-Generation GYSEV FLIRT Heads For TRAKO

22 Sep 2017 15:49
  • First New-Generation GYSEV FLIRT Heads For TRAKO

Just a year after the signing of the contract, the first of GYSEV’s new generation FLIRT EMUs left Stadler Polska’s Siedlce works, bound for Gdańsk in readiness for its debut at the TRAKO trade fair.


EURODual Visits Făurei

14 Jun 2017 07:38
  • EURODual Visits Făurei

In May 2017 the prototype EURODual locomotive was sent to the Romanian test circuit at Făurei, where it arrived on 25 May. The locomotive designated 98270006001-7 F-STAVA is shown there on the 29th of the month. It is scheduled to be tested there until mid-August.


New WESTbahn KISS EMU Presented

19 May 2017 10:43
  • New WESTbahn KISS EMU Presented

On 19 May 2017 the one of the batch of ten new KISS EMUs ordered by WESTbahn from Stadler, 4110 011, was presented, part of the event involving a run from Wien to St. Pölten and back. This photo shows the train arriving at Wien Westbahnhof.


Giruno Makes First Test Runs

18 May 2017 13:39
  • Giruno Makes First Test Runs
  • Giruno Makes First Test Runs

The first of SBB’s future Giruno EMUs recently started test runs on the SBB network, as shown in these photos, taken on 16 May 2017 between Sulgen and Erlen on the line from Sulgen to Romanshorn.


MÁV-Start Orders KISS EMUs

12 Apr 2017 15:40
  • MÁV-Start Orders KISS EMUs

On 12 April 2017 MÁV-Start awarded Stadler a framework contract for up to 40 160 km/h six-car KISS EMUs. The first definitive order will be for eleven 600-seat trains. Deliveries are to run from spring 2019.


More Karlsruhe Tram-Trains

30 Mar 2016 16:46
  • More Karlsruhe Tram-Trains

On 29 March Stadler Rail València (formerly Vossloh España) announced that Albtal-Verkehrs-Gesellschaft (AVG), part of Verkehrsbetriebe Karlsruhe (VBK), had awarded it a follow-on contract for 25 more Citylink NET 2012 tram-trains, one of which is shown here at Frauenalb-Schielberg on 22 January 2016. This is the second option clause in the original 2011 contract, which was for 25 vehicles, with two options for up to 50 more, making a total of 75. The first option, also for 25, was taken up in spring 2015.


Stadler DMUs For FGC Delivered

21 Jan 2016 18:08
  • Stadler DMUs For FGC Delivered
  • Stadler DMUs For FGC Delivered

In February 2014 Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya awarded a 9.4 million EUR contract to Stadler for two Class 331 GTW DMUs for the 80 km 1,668 mm gauge Lleida to La Pobla de Segur line, on which it has provided services since 2006. Both trains were built at Bussnang, and in early January 2016 were despatched to Catalunya on low-loaders. The first photo shows one of the end cars on the motorway south of the French border, between Perpignan and Figueres. The other shows a DMU following railing on 17 January at the Associació de Restauració de Material Ferroviari (ARMF) works at Pla de Vilanoveta, near Lleida. This will be the temporary home of the new trains, which are expected to enter service in spring 2016, until FGC completes a new depot at Balaguer.

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