WABTEC to equip Stadler tram-trains
Posted on 10th July 2023 at 13:56
WABTEC Corporation has been subcontracted by Stadler to supply passenger information systems and pantographs for the 246 Stadler Citylink LRVs that are on order to provide tram-train services for six operators in Austria and Germany.
If options are taken up the number of cars could increase to 504 over 10 years. WABTEC’s passenger information systems will provide external destination displays and internal iSmart displays based on TFT technology with audio amplifiers to keep passengers updated on route and stop information and microphones for staff intervention. The pantographs will be to a new design that is compatible with both tramway and railway operations in accordance with the EN50206-1 standard.
WABTEC, which has its headquarters in Pittsburgh, was formed in 1999 from the merger of the Westinghouse Air Brake Company (founded 1869) and Motive Power Industries Corporation (Morrison Knudsen), and purchased Brush Traction in 2011, and GE Transportation in 2019. WABTEC gained its pantograph expertise with the purchase of Faiveley Transport in 2015.
The VDV-specified tram-train family that is being built by Stadler. (Stadler)
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