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April 24, 2017

Stadler to deliver 22 EMUs to Stockholm Transport

Swiss rail vehicle manufacturer Stadler has secured a CHF232M ($233m) contract to build 22 customised electrical multiple units (EMU) for Stockholm Transport (SL).

Swiss rail vehicle manufacturer Stadler has secured a CHF232M ($233m) contract to build 22 customised electrical multiple units (EMU) for Stockholm Transport (SL).

The EMUs will be deployed on the 65km Roslagsbanan route, which will connect Stockholm with regions to the north and east of the Swedish capital.

Stadler owner and group CEO Peter Spuhler said: “We are delighted with this order from Stockholm. The customised vehicles will allow us to evidence our flexibility and customer focus once again.”

The 22 EMUs are also known as X15p, and have been designed to operate at a speed of 120km/h and can carry up to 300 passengers with 150 seats. The trains include spaces for prams and bikes, and are intended to provide easy access to passengers with restricted mobility.

"The 22 EMUs are also known as X15p, and have been designed to operate at a speed of 120km/h and can carry up to 300 passengers."

Stadler plans to deliver the trains in 2020, and they are scheduled to become operational the following year. The contract also includes an option for an additional 45 vehicles.

The trains for SL feature a winter-proof design, which has been optimised to withstand harsh climatic conditions, with floor heating and warm air curtains on the entrance doors that provide extra comfort inside the train when external temperatures are low.

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The trains can accelerate quickly due to the lightweight aluminium design of the carriages, thereby decreasing the amount of energy required for operation.

Stadler was also previously awarded an order for 33 double-decker multiple-unit trains from the Swedish rail company Mälab in June 2015, as part of a separate arrangement.

These trains run in the area around Lake Mälaren, located to the west of Stockholm.

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