GRAZ operator GVB placed a €97m order for 45 low-floor trams with Stadler last month. The five-section standard-gauge Variobahn cars will be delivered from 2009 to 2015.

In October Transport Minister Kristina Edlinger-Ploder announced that the Land would fund up to 25% of the €140m cost of 19 trainsets for local railways. Graz-Köflacher Railway will get 13 two-car DMUs for services to Köflach and Eibiswald, while Steiermarkische Landesbahn will acquire three DMUs and three EMUs.