Slovenian rail operator orders 26 trains from Stadler
Stadler wins its first major contract in Slovenia. The company is designing and building 26 single and double-decker multiple units for the Slovenian state rail operator Slovenske železnice. The order comprises eleven Flirt EMU trains, five Flirt DMU trains and ten Kiss EMU trains, plus an option for 26 additional vehicles. This is Stadler’s first contract from Slovenia and it is valued at 170 million Euros.
Peter Spuhler, owner and CEO of Stadler and General Manager of Slovenske železnice, Dusan Mes, signed the contract for the supply of 26 single and double-decker multiple units on Tuesday. The contract for the fleet capable of mixed traction consists of the engineering, construction and delivery of the trains, including warranty coverage. It includes an option for 26 additional vehicles.
The single-decker Flirt trains are intended for cross-border use on standard gauge track between Slovenia, Austria and Croatia. The double-decker Kiss trains will operate on routes in Slovenia. The first units are expected to be delivered 24 months after the contract signature date.
“The signing of this contract with Stadler is the first step toward modernising rail passenger transport in Slovenia. With new modern trains we are taking a step forward in the renewal of our fleet and as a result in the satisfaction of our customers,” comments Dusan Mes.
The 11 four-car electric Flirt trains with their long car body are designed to be operated at a maximum speed of 160 kilometre per hour. The trains can seat 235 passengers, offering standing room for an additional 227 people. With the same maximum speed, the 10 three-car electric Kiss trains can seat 292 passengers and has space for 264 standing passengers. The five three-car diesel-electric Flirt DMU trains have a lower maximum speed of 140 kilometre per hour. The smaller trains seat 171 passengers with standing availability for 167 people.