Stadler wins Hanover S-Bahn EMU order


Transdev has awarded Stadler a contract to supply 64 Flirt EMUs for the Hanover S-Bahn.

The operator’s subsidiary Nordwestbahn will take over the running of the 10-line network from the end of 2021 and is procuring the units to enhance the existing fleet.

Worth around €320 million, the new vehicles will add to the 100 Flirt trains Transdev is already operating across Germany.

The three-car trains will be 68m-long and will be able to carry 397 passengers.

Features include Wi-Fi and charging points for electric bikes.

Thomas Ahlburg, CEO of Stadler, said: “We are very pleased to have received the order in the Lower Saxony region and that we can consolidate our pleasant and constructive cooperation with Transdev on the Hanover suburban railway.

“This order reiterates the fact that the FLIRT, as a customizable vehicle with comfortable equipment, state-of-the-art technology and smooth running properties, is ideal for meeting all requirements of regional rail passenger systems.”

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