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 Post:  Stadler GUARDIA Train Control System to be Installed on Swiss FLIRT Trains

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.

News categories

14 Jan 2019
Stadler to Deliver Additional Narrow-Gauge Trains to Southeast Italy
20 Dec 2018
Switzerland: SBB and Stadler Sign Contract for New ‘Mouette’ FLIRT Trains
18 Dec 2018
Stadler to Supply 8 Additional Double-Decker KISS Electric Multiple Units to Hungary
17 Dec 2018
11 Must-Read Rail News Stories for Week 50
13 Dec 2018
Stadler Lands Contract for 12 Additional FLIRT Traverso Trains for Switzerland
10 Dec 2018
10 Must-Read Rail News Stories for Week 49
05 Dec 2018
Keolis Preferred Operator for Danish Light Rail Contract
03 Dec 2018
Stadler to Supply Cross-Border Ticino Lombardy Trains to FNM
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).