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July 21, 2015

Stadler wins €60m BVG order for 11 four-car trains

Stadler Pankow has received a €60m contract from German city transport operator Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG) to build 11 four-car type IK trainsets.

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Stadler Pankow has received a €60m contract from German city transport operator Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe (BVG) to build 11 four-car type IK trainsets.

Delivery of the 11 underground trains is scheduled to be completed in Berlin Pankow by the end of 2017.

Two-type IK underground train prototypes are currently undergoing trials on the BVG route network.

Funds for this order are being provided by the Berlin Senate from the Special Infrastructure Fund for the Growing City (SIWA).

"The continuation of our successful cooperation with the BVG is an endorsement of the quality of our work and our innovative vehicle solutions."

BVG management board and operations chairwoman Dr Sigrid Evelyn Nikutta said: "We are all aware that Berlin is growing. And the new trains, which we are able to buy thanks to the SIWA funds from the Berlin Senate, will help to ensure that the BVG’s mobility services can grow together with the city."

The new four-car bidirectional vehicles will be equipped with the necessary technical configuration to travel on both narrow-profile and wide-profile tracks.

They will also feature bright, passenger-friendly compartments and a modern height compensation system, which allows the vehicles to be adjusted to different platform heights.

Each train will have around 80 seats and provides additional standing room for 260.

Stadler Pankow director Ulf Braker said: "The continuation of our successful cooperation with the BVG is an endorsement of the quality of our work and our innovative vehicle solutions."


Image: Delivery of the 11 four-car type IK trainsets is planned for 2017. Photo: courtesy of Stadler Rail Group.

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