Stadler wins major service contract
Posted on 21 Jun 2019 and read 874 times
Stadler has won the contract to maintain more than 100 FLIRT trains in Norway from the railway operator Vy (formerly NSB).
The contract, worth some CHF100 million, covers FLIRT trains ordered by NSB from Stadler in 2008 and delivered progressively in subsequent years. Stadler will begin maintenance of the trains in the first quarter of 2020.
These FLIRTs are five-carriage electric multiple units that mainly operate in the greater Oslo area.
The scope of work includes full service (preventive and corrective maintenance) but excludes bogie overhauls.
The contract will run until the end of 2024.
This success in Norway increases the number of FLIRT trains under maintenance to 620 units — 40% of all FLIRT units sold.
Vy’s order is the latest in a series of recent Stadler successes in the Nordic countries.
In Sweden, Stadler acquired Swedtrac from Knorr-Bremse at the beginning of 2018. Also in Sweden, 33 four-carriage double-decker trains are under construction for Transitio.
In Norway, as well as the Vy trains, Variobahn trams are in service in Bergen; in Denmark, they are in service in Aarhus.
Meanwhile, Stadler (www.stadlerrail.com
) has signed a contract with the European Loc Pool (a new leasing company that exclusively offers hybrid locomotives) for 10 more six-axle hybrid locomotives.
These can be operated on electrified and non-electrified lines, and the switch from electrical catenary power supply to diesel (or vice versa) can be made while the locomotive is moving.