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Stadler to Supply New CITYLINK Tram-Trains for Alicante

Stadler has signed a contract for the supply of six CITYLINK bimodal tram-trains for Spain’s Ferrocarriles de la Generalitat Valenciana (FGV).

The tram-trains will be designed and produced entirely in Stadler’s factory in Albuixech (Valencia) and will run in the cities along the Costa Blanca. CITYLINK’s first unit will be delivered in 2019.

Citylink tram-trains
© Stadler

FGV Modernisation Plan

The modernisation plan of FGV for the Line 9 in Alicante operating between Benidorm and Dénia includes the supply of six Stadler CITYLINK bimodal tram-trains. These new, lightweight vehicles will replace 2500-series diesel trains which have been in use for over 50 years or subject to a certain number of renewals.

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Íñigo Parra, CEO of Stadler Valencia, said:

“This new contract shows our clients’ confidence in our work and the quality of our vehicles. We’ve been working with FGV almost since its beginnings 30 years ago, and feel proud to be able to contribute to the development and progress of the infrastructure of the Valencian Community, where our presence is based on 120 years of collaboration”.

CITYLINK Tram-Trains

The new CITYLINK tram-trains will operate with both electric and diesel power. They will ensure maximum reliability and security, as well as comfort, accessibility and customer information according to the FGV standards for the rest of its Alicante lines. CITYLINK will allow to circulate in certain sections of line 9 in the tram mode, for example through Dénia.

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The similarities between the new dual-mode CITYLINK and the 4100-series, a series accepted and recognised by the public of Alicante, are clear. Stadler has taken special care of both the vehicles’ interior and exterior designs, adapting them to customer needs and the surroundings where they will run. Other important factors that went into the design of CITYLINK include security and a high level of comfort, for passengers and conductors alike.

Comfortable and Fully Accessible

CITYLINK is a family of lightweight modular vehicles, fully accessible with a low floor and specially designed to connect the city centre with its metropolitan area with no transfers, providing a comfortable, quiet and safe ride. In the last 11 years, Stadler has become a European benchmark in the tram-train segment, with over 120 fully-outfitted vehicles which have covered more than 15 million kilometres. CITYLINK is already providing services in the cities of Alicante, Majorca, Karlsruhe (Germany), Chemnitz (Germany), Sheffield (United Kingdom) and Puebla (Mexico).

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