Stadler EC250s branded SMILE

A CGI of a Stadler SMILE. Credit: Stadler.
A CGI of a Stadler SMILE. Credit: Stadler.

Stadler has branded its new high-speed electric multiple unit (EMU) the SMILE.

The EC250 will join the likes of Stadler’s fast and light regional FLIRT train, the TANGO light rail vehicle, and the bilevel commuter KISS train.

The name SMILE was chosen from 4,000 recommendations following a public competition.

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SBB was the first operator to order 29 EC250s, which it calls the Giruno, in October 2014, to travel through the Gotthard Base tunnel.

The low-floor SMILE train can travel at speeds of up to 250km/h. They are fitted with 3G and 4G amplifiers, sockets at all seats, air conditioning, and can seat more than 400 passengers.

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