Stadler has received its first contract to deliver FLIRT multiple units in Lithuania with an order to supply 15 FLIRT vehicles to Lithuanian railway operator, LTG Link.
Initially, Stadler will deliver nine electric FLIRT Intercity units and six battery-electric FLIRT vehicles to operate on non-electrified railway lines.
In addition, the contract also includes options for LTG Link to procure up to 13 electric FLIRT Intercity multiple units, 15 battery-electric FLIRT multiple units with a 100 km range and 11 battery-electric FLIRT multiple units with a 70 km range in the future.
Stadler will also supply technical support and spare parts for a period of 10 years from the delivery of the last vehicle.
“Stadler has already sold over 2,500 FLIRT trains worldwide – it is a tried and tested, reliable and comfortable vehicle model based on a light-weight modular design, that is available in a number of drive variants, meets the expectations of the most demanding customers and is environmentally friendly. I'm happy that our vehicles will soon carry passengers in Lithuania too. I'm certain that Lithuanians will love FLIRT trains and enjoy travelling on them.”
The nine FLIRT Intercity electric multiple units will each be 93-metre five-car units that will seat up to 200 passengers.
Meanwhile, the six FLIRT battery electric multiple units will be over 65 metres long and will consist of three passenger cars and a dedicated Power Pack car housing motive-power batteries. Each vehicle will seat up to 128 passengers.
These units will replace diesel trains that currently operate on non-electrified sections of the railway.
“Every day, we strive for more and more people to switch to environmentally friendly railway transport. Today we can confidently say that the new trains will make a significant contribution to the realisation of our sustainable mobility goals. They will bring a significant leap in the quality and experience of train travel for all passengers.
“The design works of trains adapted specifically for Lithuania will soon begin. Battery-powered trains adapted to harsh climate conditions and wide gauge railways will be produced for the first time in Europe. And together with the supplier that won the public procurement, we will ensure their efficient operation for many years.”
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