Arriva Netherlands buys its 99th Stadler-train
Posted: 2 July 2010 | | No comments yet
Arriva Netherlands has ordered another 38 GTW articulated multiple-unit trains from Stadler Rail. This order brings the total number of GTWs ordered from Stadler Rail to 99 trains….
Arriva Netherlands has ordered another 38 GTW articulated multiple-unit trains from Stadler Rail. This order brings the total number of GTWs ordered from Stadler Rail to 99 trains....
Arriva Netherlands has ordered another 38 GTW articulated multiple-unit trains from Stadler Rail. This order brings the total number of GTWs ordered from Stadler Rail to 99 trains that are used in various regions across the Netherlands. The contract has a total value of around EUR 140 million. Delivery of the trains will begin in the autumn of 2012. The signed contract is for 14 electric and 24 diesel-electric trains. These vehicles are further developed versions of the Arriva GTW trains that are already being successfully in operation. The innovations include an ultra-modern, environmentally friendly drive unit that has been developed for the diesel-electric trains.
Special sign of confidence
Peter Jenelten, Executive Vice President Marketing & Sales at Stadler Rail Group, is very pleased with this latest success: “This new contract from Arriva is clear proof of our customer’s satisfaction with the GTW fleet we have delivered to date. Thanks to this contract, Stadler has now been able to sell 539 GTW articulated multiple-unit trains in 10 different countries.”
The 14 electric GTW articulated multiple-unit trains are intended to serve the Zwolle–Emmen route in the provinces of Overijssel and Drenthe. The contract will be to supply 6 two-carriage trains and 8 three-carriage trains. In the diesel-electric design, 13 two-carriage and 11 three-carriage vehicles will be delivered. These are licensed to run on a concession basis on the non-electrified routes Rivierenland–Achterhoek and Zutphen–Apeldoorn in the province of Gelderland. Arriva Netherlands runs various regional transport networks in Holland.
Modern and comfortable vehicle
The trains that have been ordered represent the further development of the fourth generation of GTW trains, which have been successfully in service in Holland for Arriva since 2006. The trains intended for the Overijssel and Drenthe provinces will be fitted with a very high-quality interior. These vehicles will each have a comfortable lounge, a special business compartment and a separate quiet zone. Several carriages will have tables, and in the door areas of the three-carriage GTW trains, passengers will be welcomed aboard by the conductor at a special information desk. The diesel-electric trains will be equipped with a newly developed, very environmentally friendly drive unit, which complies fully with the stage IIIB guidelines on emissions.
All trains are air-conditioned and are 75% low-floored. The legroom in all compartments is very generous. Up to four trains are able to run together in a multiple-unit operation. The vehicles will be made of lightweight aluminium and will be low weight. This will enable higher acceleration values to be achieved and will reduce operating costs considerably.
Stadler Rail Group
Stadler Rail Group, system supplier of customer-specific solutions for rail vehicle construction, has locations in Switzerland (Altenrhein, Bussnang and Winterthur), in Germany (Berlin-Pankow and Velten), in Poland (Siedlce), in Hungary (Budapest, Pusztaszabolcs and Szolnok), in the Czech Republic (Prague), in Italy (Merano) and in Algeria (Algiers). The Group has a workforce of over 3,000 people around the world. The best-known vehicle series from Stadler Rail Group are the articulated multiple-unit trains GTW (539 trains sold), the Regio-Shuttle RS1 (442 trains sold), the FLIRT (579 trains sold), the double-decker DOSTO (125 trains sold) in the railway segment, and the Variobahn (284 trains sold) and the newly developed Tango (122 trains sold) in the tram segment. Furthermore Stadler Rail manufactures passenger carriages and locomotives and is the world’s leading manufacturer of rack-and-pinion rail vehicles.
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Stadler Rail Group
Tim Büchele, Media Spokesman
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