The Sistemi Territoriali S.p.A. in Padua has ordered 5 Diesel GTW Articulated Railcars from Stadler Bussnang AG. The new trains will run on the Adria-Mestre and Udine-Cividale lines as of Autumn 2006. The order amounts to 20 million Euro.
The Sistemi Territoriali S.p.A. (ST) in Padua will provide 5 new Diesel GTW Articulated Railcars for their Adria-Mestre and Udine-Cividale lines. Stadler Bussnang AG won this order within the framework of an international invitation of tenders. According to Peter Jenelten, Stadler Rail’s Director of Marketing & Sales, “We are thrilled to have won this international tender. In addition to trains for the Meran-Mals line this is the second order for Stadler in Italy in the context of what, until just recently, was a closed market. This shows that the proven technology of the GTW Articulated Railcar best serves the needs of our customers in Italy and that the strategy which Stadler has maintained over the years of offering customer-specific solutions to rail companies has proven effective in Italy as well. Our entrance into the market has produced many positive reactions in Italy, especially on the part of the smaller rail companies. Stadler will therefore continue to further strengthen its presence in Italy in the upcoming months and years.” 3 GTW 2/6 and 2 GTW 4/12 railcars are currently on order; and there remains an option for 3 additional trains. The delivery will take place by Autumn 2006.
The new GTW 2/6 trains are essentially identical in construction to the railcars delivered for the Meran-Mals line. They are equipped with 111 seats and a handicapped-friendly W.C. The diesel-electric drive is fully redundant. Two 390kW diesel engines will be installed. The GTW 4/12 trains are two coupled GTW 2/6 type trains equipped with a connecting passageway. These trains offer places to 245 travelling guests and are also equipped with a handicapped-friendly toilet. The Stadler Rail Group, Switzerland’s supplier of customised solutions in railcar construction, includes – in addition to Stadler Bussnang AG – Stadler Altenrhein AG and Stadler Pankow GmbH in Berlin. Stadler Rail Group’s most well-known vehicle family is the international success story – the GTW Articulated Railcar (with 342 trains sold), the Regio Shuttle RS1 (341 trains sold), and the Fast Light Innovative Regional Train FLIRT (with sales of 51 trains). 29 GTWs from the House of Stadler made the through traffic between the airport and the city centre certain during the Olympic Games in Athens. Stadler produces streetcars, passenger train coaches and locomotives. Beyond that, Stadler is the worldwide leader in the production of rack railway cars.