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Stadler and the HÜBNER Group will be working more closely together on the VDV Tram-Train project

posted on 13th Sep 2023 14:52

The HÜBNER Group companies HEMSCHEIDT Engineering and Kunststofftechnik Hennigsdorf (KTH) will now provide products and systems for 246 CITYLINK vehicles ordered by VDV consortium. In addition, the two companies have an option to supply components for as many as 258 additional tram-trains. In the summer of 2022, HÜBNER already secured an order for up to 1,008 gangways for the project, together with a 32-year maintenance contract. 

In addition to the gangway systems, HÜBNER is supplying few more components from the group affiliates for Stadler’s CITYLINK vehicles in the VDV Tram-Train project. 

Torsion bars and special dampers from HEMSCHEIDT

For HEMSCHEIDT Engineering, the order from Stadler is the largest in the history of the company, which is headquartered in Feucht near Nürnberg. HEMSCHEIDT Engineering will be producing torsion bars for the bogies of 246 Stadler-built tram-trains. In addition, special dampers will be provided for the upper articulation in the gangway systems. A 32-year maintenance contract with spare parts has also been concluded.

Window systems for 246 vehicles

Kunststofftechnik Hennigsdorf will be supplying 8,364 window systems for the VDV project until 2031, which will be installed in 246 vehicles. Except for the front windscreens, all windows including bonded and quick-change models will be provided by KTH for all vehicles. For this order there are also further options and service contracts.

It is the largest order for window systems that KTH has ever received. In addition, the safety and anti-trap profiles for the trains’ door systems – that will be supplied by Bode – come from HÜBNER’s Material Solutions business unit, to which KTH also belongs.

Recently, a delegation from Stadler accepted the first gangway system for the VDV Tram-Train at a first-article inspection at the HÜBNER plant in Kassel. The gangway system consists of a double bellows with three air-conditioning ducts, a turning plate with floor covering as well as the radial articulation FX1500pro.

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