- Thurgau train manufacturer Stadler Rail has won a €1 billion order from SBB.
- The company was awarded a contract to build 286 multi-unit units for regional traffic, SBB announced.
- Stadler beat competitors Alstom of France and Siemens of Germany in awarding a contract worth 2 billion Swiss francs.
This is one of the largest orders ever awarded by SBB. With its subsidiary Thurbo in eastern Switzerland and Regionalps in Valais, SBB is purchasing a total of 286 new single-storey multiple units for regional traffic. The new trains are intended primarily to replace decommissioned S-Bahn trains of the same type.
Delivery from December 2025
The first trains will be delivered from December 2025. Speaking at a media conference in Bern, SBB President Vincent Ducruet said the investment is an important signal for regional transport. The new trains are based on proven “platforms” and are not new developments.
Stadler Rail needs good news. In the previous month, it became known that the company in Austria had missed an order worth 3 billion due to an official error in a digital signature that was not recognized there.
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