Stadler supplying trains for German-Polish cross-border traffic
23 November 2022 11:43
The manufacturer of railway rolling stock Stadler from the canton of Thurgau has signed a contract to supply nine trains to DB Regio. The FLIRT XL units will have extra long car bodies and space for around 380 passengers.
With headquarters in Frankfurt, DB Regio will operate the trains on the new regional express line RE9 between Berlin Airport in Germany and Szczecin in Poland as well as on line RB66 from Angermünde to Szczecin. In addition, some seasonal route extensions are planned, such as routes from Szczecin to Misdroy (Międzyzdroje) and Świnoujście.
To enable cross-border operation, these electric multiple units will be equipped with the Stadler Guardia European Train Control System solution, which has been approved for use in both Germany and Poland. Guardia is already in use on Stadler vehicles in various European countries, including Switzerland, Poland, Hungary and Slovenia. “The equipment with the state-of-the-art Guardia train protection system helps to reduce travel times and thus improve connections significantly,” explained Jure Mikolčić, CEO Stadler Germany.