ABB and Stadler collaboration continues with orders worth $40 million in US, Europe

ABB_Stadler_Regional+train+FLIRT+for+SBB_508ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, received orders worth $40 million from Swiss train manufacturer Stadler Rail for train projects in Europe and the United States, extending the companies’ long partnership. The orders were booked in the last quarter of 2014.
In Switzerland, the order includes four powerful new electrical mountain trains for the Jungfraubahn that transports visitors to Europe’s highest rail station at 3,454 meters above sea level, beneath the famed Eiger, Moench and Jungfrau mountains. The Jungfraubahn will be driven by the same generation of ABB traction converters as eight additional trains currently being refurbished by Stadler and ABB.
ABB will also supply lightweight, tailor-made compact traction converters with integrated onboard power supplies for electric and diesel-electric Stadler trains destined for Bay Area Rapid Transit (BART) in California, for an expansion of the rail system linking cities including San Francisco and Oakland.

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