Stadler to Suplly 45 EMUs for Go-Ahead Verkehrsgesellschaft Deutschland

Go-Ahead Verkehrsgesellschaft Deutschland has awarded Stadler Pankow a contract to supply 45 Flirt3 electric multiple-units (EMUs) for use on the Stuttgart Network 1.

10 May 2016 Tuesday, 20:02
Stadler Rail Flirt Train MTR Express

Under the deal, Stadler will deliver 11 three-car and 15 five-car EMUs for Stuttgart Lot 2, which covers 3.7 million km/year.

For Lot 3 services, a further nine four-car and 10 six-car EMUs will be delivered, totalling 4.4 million vehicle km/year.

The vehicles in this lot will be fitted with an additional train security system (LZB) and be equipped for installation of the ETCS Level 2 system at a later date.

Stadler Pankow’s managing director Ulf Braker said: [quote font_size=”20″]”We are pleased that our new business partner has decided to place their trust in us, and we look forward to working together in the future.”[/quote]

Go-Ahead Verkehrsgesellschaft was established in Berlin in 2014 and it initiated a call for tenders across Europe for trains to be operated on the Stuttgart Network 1.

Stadler noted that the 160km/h low-floor EMUs will have 10 first-class seats, with 165, 217, 273, or 329 standard seats.

Go-Ahead Verkehrsgesellschaft Deutschland’s managing director Stefan Krispin said: [quote font_size=”20″]

“We are greatly looking forward to working together with our partner Stadler to provide our passengers with a safe and comfortable travelling experience.

“Creating long-term partnerships in and for the region is an integral component of our company philosophy.”

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The new vehicles will be operated on the following routes after the timetable change in June 2019.

The routes include Stuttgart-Aalen-Crailsheim, Stuttgart-Ulm, Stuttgart-Aalen, Stuttgart-NBS S-MA-Pforzheim-Karlsruhe, and Stuttgart-Heilbronn-Osterburken-Lauda-Würzburg.

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