Stadler unveils its first bimodal Flirt

Credit: Stadler.
Credit: Stadler.

Swiss rolling stock manufacturer Stadler has unveiled its first Flirt train to feature a bimodal drive system.

In Italy on June 15, transport representatives, train operating companies and potential customers from the regions of Aosta Valley, Piedmont, Molise and Calabria, were shown the new vehicle, which will be used on the Aosta Valley region.

The Flirt is environmentally friendly and equipped with a 3kV direct current drive for electrified lines, as well as a diesel-electric drive for non-electrified lines.

Its low axle load of a maximum of 18 tonnes is unique among bimodal regional trains too, according to Stadler, meaning that the the vehicle is also suitable for secondary lines.

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