September 06, 2013

Stadler delivers extra trains to South Tyrol

Written by  Marco Chiandoni
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THE first two of eight new Stadler Flirt emus purchased by the autonomous Italian province of South Tyrol, local transport authority STA, and Trenitalia at a cost of €69.5m were delivered to Bolzano on September 3.

Following trials, the additional six-car trains will enter service in December on the Fortezza – San Candido, Merano – Bolzano, and Bolzano – Brennero lines. Five of the trains will be used by Trenitalia and the remaining three by SAD Local Transport.

€8m is also being invested in lengthening South Tyrol's four four-car Flirt emus to six cars to provide a uniform fleet. The project will be completed in June next year, giving all trains capacity for up to 631 passengers. Each train can accommodate up to 120 bicycles, and ski racks can be fitted for the winter season.

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