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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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First FLIRT G EMU Complete

20 Dec 2015 07:44
  • First FLIRT G EMU Complete

On 19 December 2015 EPM-001, the first seven-car 200 km/h FLIRT G destined for long distance services, left the Stadler Minsk works and is shown here at the Fanipol station.


11 Nov 2015 12:22
  • New BCh FLIRTs
  • New BCh FLIRTs

In October 2013 Belarusskaya Chygunka ordered two seven-car FLIRT EMUs with a top service speed of 200 km/h. The new trains will be destined for long distance services, creating essentially a new FLIRT G family, „G“ indicating that their bodyshell dimensions meet the GOST loading gauge. Assembly of both trains started in June 2015 at Stadler Minsk works and they are scheduled for handing over to BCh in 2016.

PKP IC's Latest EMUs At Źmigród

12 Jun 2015 11:04
  • PKP IC's Latest EMUs At Źmigród
  • PKP IC's Latest EMUs At Źmigród
  • PKP IC's Latest EMUs At Źmigród
  • PKP IC's Latest EMUs At Źmigród

In mid-June 2015 the OETD IK test circuit in Żmigród hosted two of the latest types of EMU ordered by PKP InterCity. The first of the 20 eight-car FLIRT 3 EMUs being built by the Stadler/Newag consortium has been undergoing authorisation testing there since April, now simultaneously with PESA's first DART EMU, the first of 20 eight-car trains of this type, which arrived there on 23 May.

These photos were taken on 10 June 2015. The first shows the FLIRT of future Class 215 during the braking tests. The second shows the DART, ED161-001, realising the noise measurement tests. The third view is of both trains at the test circuit base. The platform on the right of the DART is a new structure, for the use of guests during varaious events. The final photo shows the FLIRT 3 passing the lifted branch line which was used to serve the premises of the Żmigród branch of the Instytut Badawczy Dróg i Mostów (Roads and Bridges Research Institute).