Strong first half for Stadler as 2019 orders hit 750 vehicles
Oscar Sinclair, 17/06/19

A total of 750 vehicles have been ordered from Stadler in the first half of 2019, according to data from IRJ Pro Fleet Monitor. Stadler has achieved strong month-on-month deal flow in the first half of the year, signing 12 contracts across Europe and a further three contracts awarded in North America.

The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (Marta) placed a record-breaking order in March, a contract to supply 127 two-car metro trains with options for up to 50 additional trains. The order is worth over $US 600m and is the largest in company’s history in terms of vehicle quantity.

Another large contract was awarded in June by DB Regio for the development and construction of 18 sets of double-deck Kiss EMUs worth $US 282m. The trains will comprise four-car double-deck units, and each train will be able to transport up to 880 passengers, 405 of which will be seated. The new vehicles are expected to enter service in December 2022.

Finland’s VR Group finalised a contract with Stadler in April for the supply of 60 new diesel locomotives to be used primarily on freight operations. The single-cab locomotives will weigh 88 tonnes, measure 18m-long and have an overall output of 1.9MW. Delivery will start in 2022 and is due to be completed by 2025. The contract is valued at $US 248m and includes an option for 100 additional units and an option for maintenance by Stadler.

Stadler Rail Valencia won a framework contract to supply up to 80 low-floor LRVs to Milan Transport (ATM). The initial order of the six-year contract is for 30 units that will run on 1445mm-gauge track electrified at 600V dc.

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