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Stadler delivers final train of landmark order

Stadler Rail has delivered the 50th and final double-deck KISS train to Swiss Federal Railways (SBB).

The KISS was specifically designed for SBB for the Zurich Transport Network (ZVV) in 2008 and was the first double-deck multiple unit to be produced by the Swiss manufacturer.

Stadler has since sold more than 200 KISS units to six countries around the world, including Germany, Austria and Russia.

Franz Kagerbauer, director of the ZVV, said: “On this day seven years ago, I stood where I am currently standing, in front of the first scale model of the train.

“In a short time the wooden structure gave way to the first Stadler double-decker, which has now been travelling reliably on the ZVV network for five years. The Stadler double-decker trains have become the modern face of the Zurich commuter railway.”

The first 150-metre train of the CHF 1 billion order was delivered in 2010. Following this, SBB exercised an option on the original agreement for 24 additional 100-metre units. This was followed by a further order for 19 trains.

 

 

 

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