Azerbaijan Railways (ADY) has signed a €70m contract with Stadler Rail at the TransCaspian 2015 international transport and logistics exhibition in Baku, to deliver five 1,520mm-gauge Kiss double-deck electric multiple-units (EMUs).
The four-car train will each have passenger capacity of 919 people, seating for 396 passengers, 84 of them in business-class.
The first two trains will be delivered next month for use between Baku and Korogulu during the European Games, which will be hosted later this year in Baku.
The remaining trains will be delivered by January next year and all five sets will be used on the 43km Baku-Sumgayit line, which is currently being upgraded.
In addition, Stadler has also secured a €43m contract from the Valle d’Aosta region in north-west Italy for five three-car, bi-mode Flirt trains for the inter-regional passenger service between Aosta and Turin.
The company said that the bimodal trains, of the newest FLIRT3 generation, are scheduled to be delivered in 2018.
The trains are able to operate in diesel mode or less than 3kV DC with each train unit consisting of three passenger cars and an intermediate diesel powerpack module with an option to add a fourth car at a later stage.
They are designed to have a maximum speed of 160km/h in E-mode, and 140km/h in D-mode, and have the capacity for 178 seated passengers, 19 of which are tip-up seats.
The contract also includes staff training, technical documentation, spares and maintenance for five years.
The deal comes with an option for five additional trains, which will have to be exercised within 36 months of the delivery of the final vehicle and this would take the value of the contract to €94m.
Image: Stadler will deliver five three-car, bi-mode Flirt trains for the inter-regional passenger service between Aosta and Turin in Italy. Photo: courtesy of Stadler.