Stadler supplies 30 engines to Great Britain
Swiss train manufacturer Stotler has signed an agreement to supply 30 bimodal engines to the UK.
Engines are dual-engine engines that run on both electricity and diesel. They represent the newer, more eco-generation engines, Stadler wrote in a statement Friday. The supply contract also includes spare parts. The engines are manufactured by Statler Valencia, a Spanish subsidiary of Statler
Based in Bussnang im Thurgau, former SVP National Councilor Peter Schuhler’s team has long been committed to developing traction vehicles that can run on both electricity and diesel. Many routes in the European rail network are not yet electrified. Thanks to bimodal engines, diesel-covered kilometers can be minimized.
Stadler has already supplied engines to Great Britain several times
To date, Statler has sold 100 dual-engine locomotives to the European continent. With the new agreement, the concept will now be introduced in Great Britain as well. The six-axle engines of the Series 99 (Class 99) help to make Great Britain’s rail network more environmentally friendly and efficient. The British government wants to carbonize the railways by 2040.
In January 2021, Stadler also announced the sale of 30 four-axle engines with trimode drives to Great Britain. These engines of the 93 series can be powered by electricity, diesel and batteries. The first installment of these ten engines is scheduled for delivery in 2023. Stadler had previously sold engines from the other two series to Great Britain. (Wap)
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