by Josephine Cordero Sapién
15 Nov 2019
The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) has signed a contract with Stadler for the supply of 127 two-car METRO trains. The contract includes two options for 25 additional trains each.
MARTA awarded the contract to Stadler in spring this year. The value of the contract lies at 646 million USD. The trains will operate at the world’s largest airport, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.
This is the largest single order of vehicles in Stadler’s history and its first major METRO contract in the United States. MARTA says this is also its largest procurement to date.
“We have consistently exceeded our on-time performance target goal of 95 percent, but we know that the age of our current fleet contributes heavily to the delays we experience.
“About 65 percent of our delays are due to rail car reliability, and with rail transit being the cornerstone of our business, we aim to change that. The new fleet will reduce the number of unscheduled repairs associated with MARTA's aging rail fleet, which ranges between 30 and 40 years old. A better customer experience in turn will increase ridership.”
This order from Stadler marks the first time MARTA will retire existing rolling stock.
“It is great to see MARTA putting their trust in our trains. This contract makes it clear that large U.S. railway operators are future-oriented and highly interested in efficient, comfortable and reliable vehicles for their riders. Stadler is here to provide exactly that.”
MARTA and Stadler have already agreed certain design features. They include open gangways, modern electronic information displays, comfortable seats and handholds and stanchions with better functionality. Furthermore each train will have two wheelchair spaces, charging spots, plenty of space for luggage and improved video surveillance.
However, MARTA will also conduct in-depth customer engagement to learn about its passengers’ functionality needs and preferences. This data will feed into the final rail car design.
According to the contract Stadler will deliver the METRO trains between 2023 and 2028, as well as deliver a pilot car in 2022.
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Aargau Verkehr has ordered five low-floor ABe 4/8 Saphir II trains for the Wynental and Suhrentalbahn (WSB) railway in Aargau, Switzerland.
Stadler has won the contract to supply eight four-car FLIRT3 XL vehicles for use on the Rheingau Express (RE) lines in Germany.
Stadler has signed an agreement with DB Netz to retrofit up to 80 maintenance and track service vehicles with its GUARDIA ETCS system.
Renfe Mercancías has announced plans to invest 122.7 million EUR into the decarbonisation and digitisation of freight rail in Spain.
Transdev is modernising its fleet in Germany with the introduction of 16 four-unit Stadler FLIRT 3 XL articulated trainsets.
Renfe has purchased an additional 97 new Cercanías and Media Distancia trains as part of its train fleet renewal plan.
Dutch transport company, HTM has contracted Stadler to supply 56 TINA trams for use in The Hague, the Netherlands from 2026.
A 22-metre-long mock-up model has been unveiled of the VDV TramTrain that will operate in regions across Austria and Germany.
KTZ and Stadler have signed 3 long-term contracts for the supply of 537 coaches, maintenance and purchase of a local production facility.
Transports publics genevois (TPG) has contracted Stadler to supply 38 TRAMLINK trams in Geneva, Switzerland.
Stadler has signed an agreement with the VR Group to supply 20 single-decker FLIRT electric multiple units.
Deutsche Bahn and the state of Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania plan to introduce battery trains onto the Warnow II network.
Stadler will supply Transports publics de la région lausannoise 10 TRAMLINK trams. The contract includes the supply of spare parts and tools.
Stadler will supply nine FLIRT XL vehicles to DB Regio for cross-border traffic between Germany and Poland on the Berlin–Szczecin route.
Stadler has presented the 18 double-decker KISS trains that will operate between Hamburg, Lübeck and Travemünde from January 2023.
Renfe plans to execute the purchase option for 101 additional Cercanías and Media Distancia trains before the end of this year.
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Stadler Valencia has presented four of twelve high-power electric locomotives ordered by Renfe Mercancías for freight operations in Spain.
Deutsche Bahn has completely converted Berlin’s S8 line to its newest generation of trains; the 483/484 series.
Stuttgarter Strassenbahnen (SSB) is expanding its fleet by ordering 40 new S-DT8.16 light rail vehicles from Stadler.
Stadler Valencia has contracted ABB to power more than 300 new trains and locomotives in Europe with its traction technologies.
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Stadler formally presented its FLIRT tri-mode and CITYLINK tram-train for Transport for Wales at InnoTrans today.
Stadler has signed a MoU to design and deliver four zero emission hydrogen FLIRT trains for operation in California.
Stadler and NAH.SH have unveiled the first FLIRT Akku battery-electric series-produced vehicle at InnoTrans 2022.
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Hallesche Verkehrs-AG (HAVAG) has contracted Stadler to supply 56 TINA trams for use in the city on the Saale from 2025.
Stadler has started production of the Class 93 locomotive fleet for Rail Operations UK at its plant in Valencia, Spain.
Stadler has revealed some of the solutions it will have on show at InnoTrans 2022 this coming September in Berlin.
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Berlin S-Bahn has switched its S46 line (Königs Wusterhausen – Westend) to its new class 483/484 vehicles ahead of schedule.
Stadler has been awarded a contract to deliver 28 TINA trams to Rostocker Straßenbahnen AG (RSAG) in Rostock, Germany.
Swiss rail operator SBB has ordered seven additional Stadler Giruno high-speed trains for cross-border services into Germany from 2026.
Phase two of work on Nexus’ Gosforth Metro depot has been completed with the installation of three more sections of line on the site.
SBB, Thurbo, RegionAlps and Stadler have finally signed their framework agreement for up to 510 single-decker FLIRT multiple units.
The Swiss Federal Administrative Court has dismissed Alstom's appeal against the award of an SBB Thurbo and RegionAlps contract to Stadler.
Berner Oberland-Bahnen has ordered six ABeh 4/8 multiple units from Stadler to expand the Bernese Oberland Railway's existing rolling stock.
Stadler has introduced its Class 99 bi-mode Co’Co’ locomotives to the UK, following a successful rollout across Europe.
Stadler has received an order from Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) for 41 KISS double decker trains valued at approximately 600 million euros.
Private Swiss rail operator BLS will begin operating MIKA (Stadler FLIRT) trains in the Lucerne West region from December 2024.
Stadler has received an order for 19 Citylink fully electric tram-trains from the Chemnitz transport authority.
Stadler has shared the findings of its 2021 annual report, detailing historic revenue and order figures from the rail manufacturer.
The trial to see whether battery-mode operation would be feasible in the Netherlands, using a Stadler WINK train, was successful.
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The Supreme Administrative Court of Austria has cleared Stadler, allowing the company to proceed with its contract with OEBB.
Stadler has signed a contract with Regionalverkehre Start Deutschland (start) to deliver 20 FLIRT trains for use on the Maas-Wupper network.
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Stadler enters the Guinness Book of Records for the longest range travelled by a train in battery-only mode.
Stadler is taking over German signalling expert BBR Group in order to strengthen its position in the railway signalling market.
Go-Ahead has launched its first services in the German state of Bavaria, following the launch of services in Baden-Württemberg in 2019.
Transport for Wales (TfW) has taken delivery of the first of 35 Stadler Class 231 FLIRT trains ahead of testing.
The first of three DMUs ordered from Stadler by the SBCTA has now left the manufacturer’s factory in Salt Lake City.
Baselland Transport and Stadler have signed a contract for the manufacture and delivery of 25 TINA (total integrated low-floor drive) trams.
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KiwiRail has signed a long-term framework agreement with Stadler, with a first call off for 57 diesel mainline locomotives.
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Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) has awarded Stadler a framework agreement for up to 510 new single-decker FLIRT multiple units.
Transport for Wales' new fast light intercity and regional trains (FLIRTs) have begun testing in Europe this month.
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Arriva Group is filing an application to operate regional rail open access night services in the Netherlands.
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Transitio AB has triggered a second option from its 2016 framework agreement, ordering 12 additional KISS trains from Stadler.
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Stadler Group CEO Dr Thomas Ahlburg parts ways with the company with immediate effect. Peter Spuhler takes over as interim Group CEO.
Schleswig-Holstein transport manager NAH.SH has started looking for operators to run services with the new Stadler Akku trains from 2022.
Stadler Rail says it has been the victim of a cyber-attack when it found its IT networks had become infected with malware.
Stadler has won a contract to deliver further TANGO trams to Krakow. The delivery will take place in mid-2023.
Stadler has won one of the biggest delivery contracts ever in Europe with Berlin's BVG. Stadler will deliver up to 1500 metro cars.
Matterhorn Gotthard Bahn and Stadler have signed a contract for 12 multiple units with a plan to place a further order for 15 multiple units.
The European Union Railway Agency (ERA) has granted type approval for the Stadler SMILE 'Giruno' to operate in double-traction in Italy.
Stadler has published its annual results for 2019 which demonstrate an 80 percent increase in the number of trains delivered.
A Stadler train in Groningen equipped with ATO has carried passengers for the first time. This is phase 2 or a 3-phase process.
DB will put the first Stadler KISS double-decker trains into service (IC2) on 8 March. It purchased them from Westbahn (Austria) last year.
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