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A KISS for Luxembourg

Stadler Pankow receives an order for the delivery of eight KISS double-decker multiple-unit trains from the Société nationale des chemins de fer luxembourgeois (CFL).

The Société nationale des chemins de fer luxembourgeois is ordering 8 three-carriage double-decker multiple-unit trains for operation in Luxembourg and across the border to Germany, with an option on up to a further 31 units, which will be in operation from 2013. The order is worth around EUR 60 million.

“With this order, we once again receive confirmation that continuous development of existing vehicle concepts is the right way to go,” says Michael Daum, Director of Stadler Pankow GmbH. “We are delighted that as well as in Switzerland, Austria and Germany, passengers in Luxembourg will now also be able to travel in our modern and comfortable trains.”

The double-decker multiple-unit train KISS – where KISS stands for “komfortabler innovativer spurtstarker S-Bahn-Zug” (comfortable innovative speedy suburban train) – is based on the FLIRT vehicle concept, which since its introduction in 2004 is one of the most-sold rail vehicles in Stadler Rail Group. The high degree of flexibility permits adaptation to the demanding requirements of suburban train operation and mainline services up to a maximum speed of 200 km/h or, as in this case, for comfortable regional services as well.

The electric double-decker multiple-unit trains for CFL are equipped with two different voltage systems, to permit operation in Luxembourg (25 kV, 50 Hz) and in Germany (15 kV, 16,7 Hz). The 80-metre-long vehicles have a capacity of 300 seats. The interior features generous legroom for all passengers and a very comfortable first-class zone; this is enhanced by sufficient space for bicycles, room for three wheelchairs and a conductor’s compartment. The trains also feature the European Train Control System (ETCS) for operation in Luxembourg. The double-decker multiple-unit trains reach a maximum speed of 160 km/h.

Stadler Rail Group, system supplier of customer-specific solutions for rail vehicle construction, has locations in Switzerland (Altenrhein, Bussnang and Winterthur), in Germany (Berlin-Pankow and Velten), in Poland (Siedlce), in Hungary (Budapest, Pusztaszabolcs and Szolnok), in the Czech Republic (Prague), in Italy (Merano) and in Algeria (Algiers). The Group has a workforce of over 3,000 people around the world. The best-known vehicle series from Stadler Rail Group are the articulated multiple-unit trains GTW (539 trains sold), the Regio-Shuttle RS1 (487 trains sold), the FLIRT (618 trains sold), the double-decker multiple-unit train KISS (133 trains sold) in the railway segment, and the Variobahn (284 trains sold) and the newly-developed Tango (122 trains sold) in the tram segment. Furthermore Stadler Rail manufactures passenger carriages and locomotives and is the world’s leading manufacturer of rack-and-pinion rail vehicles.

For further information please contact:

Michael Daum
CEO Deutschland, GF Stadler Pankow GmbH
Stadler Pankow GmbH
0049 (0)30 9191 1500

Katrin Block
Stadler Pankow GmbH
0049 (0)30 9191 1501

2010-10-11_KISS_CFL_English.pdf (Deutsch)
2010-10-11_KISS_CFL_English.pdf (English)