KiwiRail has signed a long-term framework agreement with Stadler, with a first call off for 57 diesel mainline locomotives.
The new locomotives will be used for freight and passenger rail operation, mainly on New Zealand’s South Island.
This is the first contract for Stadler in New Zealand and is worth 228 million euros (264.21m USD).
Stadler will supply KiwiRail with its narrow-gauge Co-Co monocoque locomotives. These will be customised to KiwiRail’s specific requirements.
Compliant with the Stage V European emission standard, the two-cab, narrow body locomotives will be equipped with a diesel engine providing an installed diesel power of 3000 kW.
“The 57 locomotives will replace our South Island fleet, which has an average age of 47 years. Stadler’s high, more powerful locomotives will allow us to improve service reliability to get more South Island freight off New Zealand’s roads and onto rail. The low emission locomotives are also an important step in KiwiRail’s plan to be emission neutral by 2050.
“It’s a pleasure to work with Stadler. Their professional interactions, quality of engagement and state of the art designs ensure we are partnering with a company that will deliver an outstanding outcome for KiwiRail and New Zealand, and enable our South Island fleet to take advantage of technology advancements well into the future.
“I’m already looking forward to seeing the first new locomotives heading down our Kaikoura coast in 2024.”
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.
Stadler will start overnight testing to see whether running its trains in battery mode in the Netherlands is feasible.
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.
Stadler has received an order for 14 FLIRT Akku trains from DB Regio. This is its third contract for battery-operated vehicles in Germany.
The first of 60 Stader Dr19 locomotives ordered by VR Group has arrived in Finland and will now begin a series of rigorous tests.
Stadler has won a contract worth up to €4bn to supply a consortium of six transport companies with up to 504 CITYLINK tram-train vehicles.
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.
The Stadler-built EuroDual locomotives, part of the European Loc Pool fleet, have been approved for operation in Austria.
Stadler is to appeal against an Austrian Court’s decision to nullify a contract it had been awarded by the Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB).
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.
Stadler, who is manufacturing the new metro cars for Berlin's U-Bahn, has partnered with PMC for new lightweight seats.
Arriva Group is filing an application to operate regional rail open access night services in the Netherlands.
Deutsche Bahn (DB) and Stadler have signed an agreement to develop the first virtual image, or digital twin, of a complete train.
A Stadler and Siemens Mobility consortium has won a contract to provide the Lisbon Metro with a signalling system and fleet of new trains.
BLS will put its first MIKA - a Stadler FLIRT - into service with all 58 trains ordered entering into passenger service by the end of 2024.
The Stadler-manufactured Capricorn trains for Rhaetian Railway (Switzerland) have won the Red Dot Award 2021 in two categories.
Swiss Federal Railways has ordered 60 IR Dosto (Stadler KISS) double decker electric multiple units from Stadler as a contract option.
After a three-year test period Stadler's FLIRT Akku battery-powered train has demonstrated a range of 185km, exceeding expectations.
Stadler Deutschland has contracted Knorr-Bremse to supply the braking, entrance and HVAC systems for the new Berlin metro vehicles.
Private Swiss train operator BLS says it is putting in place immediate measures after the Swiss Transportation Safety Investigation Board (STSB) discovered unus...
Stalder has delivered the first of 12 Citylink tram-trains to Hungary where they will start serving Szeged and Hódmezővásárhely from Q4 2021.
Stadler has signed a framework agreement with Austrian Federal Railways for up to 20 fire-fighting and rescue trains.
Stadler will supply eight electric multiple units for the Centovalli railway between Switzerland and Italy starting in 2023.
The new S-Bahn trains for Berlin, built by a Stadler-Siemens Mobility consortium, will enter passenger service on the city's Ringbahn line.
Jure Mikolcic, CEO of Stadler Pankow GmbH, at the VDB Digital Dialog Forum "Rail Revolution 4.0: Picking up Speed after the Crisis".
Stadler has won a contract with Portugal's state-owned rail operator CP to manufacture and supply 22 broad-gauge FLIRT multiple units.
The renovation of The Broadmoor Cog Railway has reached its halfway milestone, prior to its expected reopening in May 2021.
ATM (Milan) and Stadler have signed a framework agreement for up to 80 TRAMLINK trams. ATM has placed an initial order for 30 units.
BLS and Stadler have rolled out the first of the new generation FLIRT trains, named MIKA. The total order is for 58 units.
The first Stadler Geaf 2/2 battery electric shunting locomotive has entered service for Rhaetian Railway at Chur station.
Stadler has signed a contract with Arriva for the retrofit of 36 FLIRT trains with the GUARDIA ETCS solution and their homologation.
Stadler's GUARDIA European Train Control System (ETCS) has received its first homologation, namely for its FLIRT trains for Poland.
Stadler takes over digitalisation expert in Germany to expand its portfolio in the hardware and software components for rolling stock market.
Transitio AB has triggered a second option from its 2016 framework agreement, ordering 12 additional KISS trains from Stadler.
Swiss train operator has received the go-ahead to order an additional 20 Capricorn EMUs from Stadler in addition to the original 36.
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.
Stadler has won its first US maintenance contract: Stadler will maintain 8 FLIRT trains and the Silver Line depot for DART for 15 years.
Hungary: MAV-START has placed an order for 21 KISS double-decker EMUs to be delivered by 2022. This completes a framework agreement from 2017.
Stadler has won a contract with HEAG mobilo GmbH for the supply of 14 ST15 trams. The contract, also inclues an option for up to 30 more.
Azerbaijan Railways has purchased its first FLIRT trains from Stadler for deployment on both interregional and regional lines.
Stadler's board of directors has nominated former President of Switzerland, Doris Leuthard, to join it starting in April 2020.
MARTA and Stadler have signed a contract for 127 two-car METRO trains to be delivered between 2023 and 2028. The contract is worth 646m USD.
Stadler has won its first contract for a hydrogen train, the FLIRT H2. The SBCTA will operate the train on the Redlands Passenger Rail line.
Stadler has signed the contract with ADIF for 22 rescue locomotives following the company's announcement on 31 July that it won the tender.
Stadler and NAH.SH have signed the contract for 55 FLIRT Akku trains that will enter service in Schleswig-Holstein in 2022 and beyond.
Stadler has won its first major rolling stock contract in the Pacific region, with the Taiwan Railways Authority ordering 34 locomotives.
The first Stadler train for Merseyrail has been transported to Germany where it will undergo dynamic testing before entering service in 2020.
At Ferroviaria 2019 Stadler and FNM have presented a mock-up of the new FLIRT diesel-electric multiple unit for the Lombardy region.
Stadtwerke Augsburg has signed a contract with Stadler for the supply of 11 metre-gauge TRAMLINK trams, to enter service in 2022.
Stadler has signed a joint venture with PT INKA in Indonesia, which marks the Swiss company's entry into the southeast Asian market.
A giant animatronic red hare and a steel band were the star attractions as Greater Anglia launched their brand-new Stadler trains.
Stadler will deliver new trams to Bern: in a first order with Bernmobil Stadler will supply 27 TRAMLINK trams, with delivery starting in 2023.
Stadler wins first contract IN Turkey: it will supply 7 hybrid EURODUAL locomotives to Körfez Ulaştırma, with the first delivered by 2021.
SOB and SBB presented their co-operation for two railway lines in Bern. They also presented the Traverso, which will run on the routes.
Stadler has won a contract with PKP Intercity for 12 FLIRT electric multiple units. The contract also includes a 15-year maintenance period.
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Stadler says its expansion plans for its Berlin-Pankow site are on track, with the building application filed in just 5 months.
One of the new Greater Anglia intercity electric multiple units manufactured by Stadler has successfully completed a daylight test run.
Deutsche Bahn is speeding up the development of its long-distance services and has made a quick decision to purchase 17 double-decker trains.
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Stadler and Hungarian Railways celebrated the roll out of the first KISS double-decker (part of an order of 11) due to enter service in 2020.
Stadler has won the tender for a framework agreement to supply up to 80 TRAMLINK trams to Milan. The initial order would be for 30 units.
Success for Stadler in Poland: the Swiss company has won a tender to supply PKP Intercity with 12 FLIRT electric multiple units.
The Railway-News Industry Insider week 27: Vivarail wins Environment Award, Switzerland invests 1 billion in its rail infrastructure and more.
Stadler has won a green technology bid in Germany and will now supply 55 FLIRT Akku trains to NAH.SH with an option for 50 more.
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Stadler has won its first contract for the FLIRT Akku battery multiple unit in Schleswig-Holstein, Germany. The order is for 55 trains.
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The ORR has issued its approval for the new 24 4-car Stadler bi-mode multiple units, which will enter service for Greater Anglia this summer.
Stadler has signed a contract for 16 FLIRT trains to enter service in the Bremen area in December 2022. NordWestBahn will be the operator.
Stadler is displaying its new generation of six-axle hybrid locomotive at Transport Logistic, taking place in Munich 4–7 June.
Stadler and DB Regio have signed a contract for 18 double-decker KISS trains, which will enter service in the Hamburg area in June 2022.
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