Rail News

KISS Car-Shells Arrive at Stadler US Factory for Caltrain

Stadler KISS body-shells for Caltrain
Caltrain body-shells © Stadler

The first body-shells for the trains that Stadler US is manufacturing for Caltrain have arrived at the company’s factory in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Caltrain is a commuter rail service on the San Francisco Peninsula, California. Stadler was awarded the contract to design and build 16 six-car KISS double-decker electric multiple-unit trains in 2016. The agreement also includes an option for an additional 96 cars.

The car-shells are being manufactured in Switzerland, but the complete trains will be assembled at the factory in Utah. The height and size of the car-shells mean that the units will be rolled directly into the factory. Stadler started building the factory in 2016, but the arrival of the car-shells is the first operation at the site.

Related Posts:  Stadler Presents New FLIRT Akku for the First Time

The acquisition of the new trains is part of Caltrain’s CalMod project to electrify the railways between 4th and King Station in San Francisco and the Tamien Station in San Jose. The contract for the light-weight trains is the 7th and largest order for Stadler US.

echo adrotate_group(1, 0, 0, 0);

News categories

09 Nov 2018
Railway-News Industry Insider: 10 Must-Read Rail Stories for Week 45
02 Nov 2018
Railway-News Industry Insider: 11 Must-Read Rail Stories for Week 44
30 Oct 2018
Stadler Presents New FLIRT Akku for the First Time
18 Oct 2018
Slovakian Rail Company Orders Stadler GTW Multiple Units
16 Oct 2018
USA: Operation Lifesaver Appoints New Director of Communications and Marketing
25 Sep 2018
Germany: Go-Ahead Orders 22 Electric FLIRT Railcars from Stadler
24 Sep 2018
Weekly Railway News Bulletin: 17–21 Sep 2018
21 Sep 2018
USA: Ian Jefferies Appointed CEO of Association of American Railroads
Subscribe to Railway-News
Get the latest contract alerts and Railway News emailed directly to your inbox.

We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriously.

Please tick to confirm you would like to receive emails we think may be of interest to you. We sometimes tailor the content you see to what we think you'll find interesting, and so monitor your interaction with our website and email content (find out more).