ÖBB splashes 600 million euros on 41 new Stadler double deckers

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Stadler has received an order for 41 new KISS-type double decker multiple units from ÖBB to the tune of some 600 million euros. The first trains are expected to enter service in 2026.

The order is split into 20 six-car units and 21 four-car trains, offering 610 and 380 seats, respectively. “With these 41 new Cityjet double decker trains we continue to modernise our local transport fleet in Vienna, Lower Austria and Burgenland”, said ÖBB CEO Andreas Matthä.

The new trains are part of a 10-year framework agreement worth 3 billion euros, which calls for up to 186 new units. The agreement was approved by the Supreme Administrative Court in Vienna in February, after the deal was declared null and void by the Federal Administrative Court a few months prior due to an alleged error related to an electronic signature.

The new KISS-type double decker multiple units will be manufactured in Stadler’s specialised factory in Switzerland, which opened in 2020. While being the company’s competence centre for double decker trains, Stadler also manufactures trams, meter-gauge rail vehicles and passenger cars at the facility.

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Author: Nick Augusteijn

Chief Editor, RailTech.com

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