Arriva Nederland awards HVO hybrid diesel train maintenance deal

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Photo: Stadler.
Photo: Stadler.

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.


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Photo: Stadler.
Photo: Stadler.

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.”

Photo: Stadler.
Photo: Stadler.

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