Stadler receives order for 64 new trains for Hanover

Credit: Stadler

Stadler has announced that it has won the contract to design, build and deliver 64 electrical trains of the FLIRT type for use on the suburban railway lines in Hanover.

Transdev GmbH won the Europe-wide public tender to operate the suburban railway in
Hanover. From the end of 2021, the Transdev subsidiary Nordwestbahn will be operating the ten suburban railway lines in and around the capital of Lower Saxony.

In addition to the 13 existing vehicles, it will also be deploying 64 new electrical trains of the FLIRT type by Stadler. The contract is valued at approximately 320 million Euros.

There is space for 397 passengers, with 180 on seats. The multiple units are also equipped with a universal toilet equipped for the disabled in accordance with TSI PRM.

What did the officials say?

Thomas Ahlburg, CEO of Stadler said:

“We are very pleased to have received the order in the Lower Saxony region and that we can consolidate our pleasant and constructive cooperation with Transdev on the Hanover suburban railway. This order reiterates the fact that the FLIRT, as a customizable vehicle with comfortable equipment, state-of-the-art technology and smooth running properties, is ideal for meeting all requirements of regional rail passenger systems.”

Dr Tobias Heinemann, management spokesman of Transdev GmbH said:

“Winning this order is an outstanding success for our Group, and the largest rail order in our history. We will do everything in our power to complete this project successfully. Procuring the new FLIRT vehicles is part of this – they will clearly improve the quality of the suburban railway for the customers,”

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