Stadler opens double-deck train factory
SWITZERLAND: President of the Swiss Confederation Doris Leuthard attended the formal opening of Stadler Rail's centre of competence for double-deck electric multiple-units in Altenrhein on June 4, the day after the manufacturer's first Dosto RV EMU for S-Bahn services had been unveiled at Zürich's main station.
Stadler has won four further contracts for double-deck stock since the first order from SBB in 2008, and all will be built at Altenrhein, except the units for ODEG which will be supplied from Berlin-Pankow. As a result of this growing order book the company has invested SFr60m expanding its Altenrhein and Winterthur plants.
The Altenrhein site acquired from Schindler in 1997 has been expanded with a 136 m long and 55 m wide production hall for double-deck stock. The former SLM plant in Winterthur has also been extended and now supplies bogies for the entire Stadler Rail Group, with the capacity to produce 1 200 a year
|Stadler Rail double-deck EMU orders|
|Switzerland||SBB||50 x six-car||June 2008||SFr1 020m|
|Austria||Westbahn||7 x six-car||June 2009||€110m|
|Germany||ODEG||16 x four-car||January 2010||€146m*|
|Switzerland||BLS||28 x four-car||March 2010||SFr493·7m|
|Switzerland||SBB||24 x four-car||April 2010||SFr335m|
|*includes seven single-deck units|