Arriva Nederland has signed a 15-year maintenance contract with Stadler for 69 trains in the Netherlands.
This covers 18 bi-modal WINK trains – which will run on both renewable hydrogenated vegetable oil (HVO) and battery power – that Arriva ordered in November from Stadler as well as 51 existing Stadler GTW trains.
HVO is a renewable fuel consisting of vegetable oil and grease waste such as cooking fat.
The new service and maintenance contract starts in 2020.
Hein van der Schoot, managing director of Stadler Service for the Netherlands and the UK, said: “It paves the way for Stadler pioneering environmentally friendly technology and demonstrates our efforts to limit the effects of climate change.
“In addition, we are proud to continue the long-standing partnership with Arriva Nederland, which has been very successful for many years and has led to an extraordinary passenger satisfaction.”
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