The City of Ottawa and SNC Lavalin Group named Stadler the winner of the contract to supply 7 four-car diesel electric Flirt trains, valuated at CHF 80 million (EUR 70.3 million). According to the contract, Stadler will deliver the vehicles starting in mid- 2021 to Ottawa, where they will undergo extensive testing.
The 7 four-unit trains for Ottawa are equipped with four 480 kW diesel engines. Parts of the traction equipment system and the diesel engines are housed in power pack units. With the current design the trains comply with the emission standard Tier4 final, with the North American Track Class IV, with ADA and are fully compliant with AODA (Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act) standards as well as with the North American fire safety standard NFPA 130.
With speeds up to 120 km/h, the Flirt trains will service the extended Trillium Line.
The new trains will be put into service on the 16-km O-Train Trillium Line extension, linking the current terminus at Greenboro station to Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport. The section will be served by 8 stations. Under the PPP project TransitNEXT, a wholly owned subsidiary of SNC-Lavalin, will design, build, finance and maintain the Stage 2 Trillium Line Extension.
The Stadler site in Bussnang is building and assembling the Ottawa’s Flirt trains.
This is Stadler’s second contract in Canada. The company is currently building double-deck dome cars for Rocky Mountaineer, which will take passengers on scenic routes northeast of Vancouver.