Berlin/Stuttgart, 23 March 2018 – From today, preparations are underway to get Go-Ahead Baden-Württemberg’s first trains, built by Stadler Pankow, ready to hit the track. As part of the process of launching operations, the final steps will be carried out to get the fully-assembled rail vehicle ready for service. This involves such steps as the loading of software and the checking of all technical elements. From the emergency brake function to sanitary facilities, all relevant aspects will be thoroughly tested, fine-tuned and optimised.
The first trains for our service on the subnets 2 and 3 of the Stuttgart Network in Baden-Württemberg will then be ready for operations.
“We are delighted that together with our partner, Stadler, we are making such good progress with vehicle construction. Passengers in Baden-Württemberg can look forward to new, completely modern and comfortable trains as of July 2019”, says Dr. Peter Raue, Technical Managing Director of Go-Ahead Baden-Württemberg GmbH.
Stadler has been manufacturing trains for 75 years. The supplier of rolling stock manufacturing solutions is based in Bussnang in eastern Switzerland. Over 7000 employees work at numerous locations in Switzerland, Germany, Spain, Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Belarus, Algeria, and the USA. Stadler offers a comprehensive product range in the field of main-line and city rail traffic – high-speed trains, intercity trains, regional and suburban railways, underground railways, tram-trains and trams. Stadler also produces mainline locomotives, switchers and railway carriages. Europe’s strongest diesel-electric locomotive is among them. As before, Stadler is the world-leading producer of rack railway rolling stock.
Stadler in more figures: The best-selling FLIRT model (Fast Light Innovative Regional Train) has already been sold over 1400 times in a total of 17 countries. The KISS (comfortable, innovative, sprint-capable suburban train) is also in high demand. It has been sold 258 times in 9 countries. Europe’s strongest diesel-electric locomotive, the Euro4000, has been sold 130 times in 7 countries.
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