Stadler has won a contract to replace the current fleet of Voralpen Express trains with 11 new FLIRT EMUs.
The new trains will replace the existing fleet operated by Swiss South Eastern Railway (SOB) – some of which are around 40 years old.
SOB has ordered 11 new trains: six eight-car units and five four-car units. They will be capable of operating at speeds up to 160 km/h and the larger of the two trains will have capacity for 361 seated passengers.
The new units will come into service on the St Gallen to Lucerne corridor for the 2019/20 timetable change.
In an announcement online, Peter Spuhler, chief executive of Stadler, said: “The completely new trains will offer passengers on this beautiful stretch even more comfort and increase the driving pleasure considerably.”