Stadler wins contract to supply 16 FLIRT trains for the Bremen/Lower Saxony regional S-Bahn network

Stadler and Transdev GmbH are continuing their successful cooperation. The German subsidiary of the French Transdev Group has commissioned Stadler with the development, construction and delivery of 16 FLIRT electrical multiple units for use on the Bremen/Lower Saxony regional S-Bahn network. The order is valued at approx. 100 million euros.

Stadler is to build trains for Transdev GmbH once more. The Transdev subsidiary NordWestBahn GmbH is expanding its existing fleet with the addition of 16 FLIRT vehicles for operation on the Bremen/Lower Saxony regional S-Bahn network in and around in the city of Bremen. Thanks to this order, from December 2022 Transdev’s German fleet will comprise a total of 118 FLIRT trains in various configurations and with different equipment.

The four-car trains for the Bremen/Lower Saxony regional S-Bahn network have a total vehicle length of 86.9 metres. Their 7 passenger doors on each side allow for rapid passenger changes. 527 passengers can be transported in the fully video-monitored passenger area, with seats for 260 of them. 

The multiple units are fitted with an accessible universal toilet and a standard toilet according to PRM TSI guidelines and, like all FLIRT trains, have bright, friendly passenger areas as well as being accessible and step-free throughout. The particularly large multi-purpose areas offer space for transporting up to 30 bicycles, bulky luggage and prams or pushchairs. They are equipped with power outlets for charging e-bikes in addition to wheelchair places according to PRM TSI guidelines. The on-board wireless network and the modern passenger information system, which displays data in real time on monitors in each boarding area, make it easier for passengers to update their journey to the minute. The vehicles can travel at a maximum speed of 160 kilometres per hour.

«We are delighted to be able to continue our constructive and successful cooperation with Transdev by supplying FLIRT trains for the Bremen region for the first time,» says Jure Mikolńćińá, CEO of Stadler in Germany. «We are very proud that Transdev, one of the largest rail transport companies in Germany, is once again opting for our tried and tested product and has awarded a new tender to Stadler after just a few months.»

According to the contract, the vehicles will be put into operation on lines within the Bremen/Lower Saxony regional S-Bahn network in December 2022.