Stadler Rail to supply 35 FLIRT multiple-unit trains to Bavaria

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At the end of February 2011, after long negotiations, Stadler Pankow GmbH and regional transport provider Veolia Verkehr Regio GmbH signed a contract for the supply of 35 electric multiple-unit trains for the E-Netz Rosenheim rail network.

The total order volume is the largest in Stadler Pankow’s history at around €200 million. The contract comprises of the supply of 7 three-carriage and 28 six-carriage FLIRT multiple-unit trains.

This fleet, which will run in cross-border services on the Munich–Rosenheim–Salzburg, Munich–Rosenheim–Kufstein and Rosenheim–Holzkirchen–Munich lines, will start service when the timetables change in December 2013.

The multiple-unit trains with three carriages are 59 metres long and seat 158 passengers, including 8 in the first class. They also offer two toilets, one of which is large-size for disabled access.

The multiple-unit trains with six carriages seat 333 passengers, again including 8 in the first class. Measuring 107 metres in length, these vehicles offer three toilets, one of which is a larger size for disabled access.

Both models pay special attention to the needs of passengers of limited mobility. Ramps are fitted to the doors to bridge the gap between train and platform. There is ample space for boarding the train, and communication devices are appropriately designed. Low flooring throughout enhances travel comfort. The trains reach a maximum speed of 160 km/h.

“This order marks progress in our expansion plans in the region,” explains Michael Daum, Director of Stadler Pankow GmbH. He adds, “We are delighted with our first order from Veolia Verkehr Regio GmbH and the confidence they have placed in us.”

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