Wuppertaler Stadtwerke awards contract to Vossloh

Vossloh Electrical Systems, Düsseldorf, and Wuppertaler Stadtwerke (WSW), Wuppertal, have signed a contract for 31 new suspension railcars to be delivered by the end of 2015 to replace the present units dating back to the seventies.

The Wuppertal Schwebebahn is a high-mounted suspension monorail.

The new cars will feature innovative traction systems from Vossloh Electrical Systems including traction and board invertors and the control technology.

The units will be assembled by Vossloh Rail Vehicles in Valencia.

These two Vossloh subsidiaries together recently won a megacontract from the municipality of Karlsruhe and have already successfully completed projects for the Spanish provinces of León and Gijón.

Both, Vossloh Rail Vehicles and Vossloh Electrical Systems, will also deliver 13 new tramways to the city of Rostock from end 2013 until spring 2014.

The first of the new suspension railcars for the city of Wuppertal will be shipped out and then put through their paces in mid-2014.

Thereafter and until the end of 2015, two to three vehicles will be delivered monthly.

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