SWITZERLAND: Swiss Federal Railways announced two firm orders for Stadler Rail to supply additional electric multiple-units on June 9.

A SFr397m order covers 19 six-car double-deck EMUs to be delivered from late 2018. These will enable service frequencies to be increase on the Zürich S-Bahn network.

The second order worth SFr62m covers six four-car Flirt EMUs to operate in the cantons of Vaud and Zug from 2016.

The orders are being funded by the federal and cantonal authorities.