Following the order from the SBB for 50 double-decker trains and the Norwegian state railway (NSB) for 50 FLIRT trains which can be up to 200 metres long, Stadler Rail is having to build a new Train Commissioning Centre (IBS Centre). The existing tracks at the factories in Bussnang and Altenrhein are too short. Stadler Rail has decided to build the new IBS Centre in Erlen in Thurgau. The total investment, according to the plans at present, will be CHF 35 – 40 million. 60 people will work at this location in the future. This investment decision is a clear statement ...
The Variobahn has arrived - the first lady from Berlin is greeted with a celebration in Munich
Stadler Pankow GmbH was successful in the summer of 2005 in winning a Europe-wide tender and is delivering the first of a total of 14 Variobahn trams to Stadtwerke München in Munich today.
“We have now arrived at one of the happiest milestones in such a contract,” said Michael Daum, CEO of Stadler Pankow GmbH, “the handover of the first vehicle. The period between being awarded the contract and delivery is the hardest for us as manufacturer but nevertheless one of the most pleasant - the creation of a modern means of transport to meet the needs of today.”