Stadler FLIRT - Wikipedia
Right on schedule for the start of transport operations between Germany and the Netherlands, Stadler received the permit for electric multiple units of the FLIRT. Stadler Group is a privately held group of companies who produce a comprehensive range of products for the commuter rail and railway industries. Stadler FLIRT 3. RAMS Support during tender; LCC calculation of vehicle; Support maintenance concept; Analysis of earthing and EMC conform design of.
Bussnang-based Stadler-Fahrzeuge AG has been active in the specialist passenger rail vehicle sector since Growth took off in when the company was bought by Peter Spuhler, who sits on the board of several leading Swiss businesses including investment bank UBS; he is also a member of the lower house of the federal parliament.
In Stadler employed just 90 people at its Bussnang plant, but expansion has been rapid below.
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The need to accommodate further growth led to the opening of a second assembly hall at Bussnang in He heads a management board whose members possess extensive experience of the rolling stock industry. As a privately-owned company, Stadler is not required to produce a detailed financial report, but a review of performance in was presented at the annual general meeting in Bussnang.
New orders are budgeted at SFrm for The group's consolidated debt was SFr22m. During Stadler Rail increased its workforce by to the current staff across its three plants, with just over half at the Bussnang site.
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This total is expected to rise to around by the end of this year. Niche products Stadler Altenrhein mainly supplies niche products. With a 2'Bo'Bo'2' wheel arrangement, Spatz has a powered panoramic centre car. In the rack railway business, where Stadler has a monopoly based on SLM technology, Stadler has built four cars for the Wengeneralpbahn, four for the Jungfraubahn, seven for the Montserrat Railway and one for the Rorschach - Heiden Bergbahn.
In addition, a number of diesel-electric and electric shunters of various gauges have been built for different Swiss railways. The plant also repairs vehicles for Switzerland's private railways. The cars were described in RG Two end cars with driving cabs are hinged to a central power unit, around 4m long, that runs on a two-axle truck.
Hydraulic dampers between the car modules ensure stability. The end sections are assembled from extruded aluminium profiles, partly welded and partly bolted together.
The main production build has a floor height of mm above rail top, rising to mm over the bogies; width is mm and a car typically seats around passengers. The next step was the formation of a consortium with Stadler building the centre powered section, DWA Bautzen supplying the other car bodies, and AEG Hennigsdorf the power equipment; Alusuisse was responsible for engineering the car bodies.
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Mittelthurgaubahn was the first customer, taking delivery of the first vehicle plus two identical cars in The drive to enter the German market was successful. Stadler has actually been so successful player that it has even replaced former large builder Alstom on many markets.
Currently Stadler is by volume the third largest manufacturer after Siemens and Bombardier. Stadler Rail High Speed Multiple Units With several decades of railroad rolling stock design and manufacturing Stadler Rail has now set itself a new goal: Other companies are to follow after the initial delivery.
First SBB "Girunos" of so far unknown class will start testing some time in and we will watch them closely. Units will run with their top speed through the opened Gotthard base tunnel, longest traffic tunnel in the World. With its ability to tailor solutions to any market Stadler has been able to penetrate new markets efficiently with this product. While Flirt is not the most sophisticated and comfortable train around, it always work technically well.
So far well well over Flirt EMUs have been sold, and more keep appearing from the Stadler Rail manufacturing line. The original rounded nose slightly wedged Flirt shape we are accustomed to see. Although these trains look the same, they actually are quite different in detail. For example, the Swiss model might be 2,8 meters wide whiel the Estonian Flirt 1 is 3,5 meters wide. Still the general appearance is one and the same.
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