Nine further units were ordered in 2011 and 34 further units in 2014. [40][41], Transdev ordered 64 three-car units in November 2018, planned to enter service in 2021 on Hanover S-Bahn lines. [91] In November 2019, the San Bernardino County Transit Authority ordered an additional FLIRT powered via hydrogen fuel cell, the first such train in the United States. In the Vy's system, the FLIRT trains are classified as "class 74" for regional trainsets and "class 75" for local trainsets. In Italy FLIRT are used by six regional railways, in total units ordered and built are so divided among the following companies: Ferrovie del Gargano: name ETR 330, single voltage to 3 kV DC, maximum speed 160 km/h. These 43 four-section units can only be used within Switzerland. [UA / Expert] Alstom electrics for Ukraine – are they coming soon? On 1 July 2014 Latvian rail operator Pasažieru vilciens announced that it would acquire FLIRT trains as part of a hire/purchase contract,[95] however Pv owner Latvian Railways ultimately withdrew the contract and no procurement went ahead. Their fleet consists of 14 three-car and 6 four-car units. You can also see the diesel Power Pack unit located in the middle of the train. [62] During spring and summer 2012 all Flirt trains used by Vy were fitted with free wireless Internet access for the passengers. Delivery of the trains is scheduled for mid-2021. Germany. E hello@railcolornews.com, A Schönhauser Allee 103 In July 2018, a total of 100 trains have been delivered, 36 short regional and 64 local commuter trains. The first Flirt hydrogen-powered train was ordered by San Bernardino County Transportation […] [43], In July 2019, Schleswig-Holstein rail authority NAH.SH awarded Stadler a €600m order for 55 battery-powered Flirt Akku multiple unit trains along with maintenance for 30 years. Koleje Śląskie (KŚ) bought 4 four-car 3 kV DC units for service in Silesia. The baseline design of FLIRT is an electric multiple unit articulated trainset that can come in units of two to twelve cars with two to six motorized axles. The trains quickly became a success and were ordered by operators[2] in Algeria, Azerbaijan, Belarus, the Czech Republic,[3] Estonia, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Serbia, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, the United States, and, most recently (2018), Canada. However, in contrast to previous five-car FLIRTs they will have a third powered bogie giving them a maximum power output of 4,500 kW (6,000 hp) and a top speed of 200 km/h (120 mph). Passenger Capacity : Approx. The FLIRT ordered in 2009 will be built in conjunction with the AnsaldoBreda: the Stadler Rail will carry vehicles head of convoys, systems of traction and onboard auxiliary, the bogies and bearing while AnsaldoBreda realize intermediate cars, the staging and the final composition of the train and the delivery to the operators at the plant in Pistoia. [75], Serbian Railways have ordered 21 FLIRT3 EMUs for regional traffic and were delivered in 2014 and 2015. The maximum speed is 200 km/h (120 mph). The 30 RABe 521 and 14 RABe 522 are versions that can also be used in Germany and France respectively. Out of these cookies, the cookies that are categorized as necessary are stored on your browser as they are essential for the working of basic functionalities of the website. The first unit was delivered in November 2014. These are similar to the FLIRT 3's owned by Greater Anglia in the UK will have an extra carriage for diesel generators, in order to operate fully electric on electrified parts of the railway and diesel supported by batteries on tracks without wires. It is mandatory to procure user consent prior to running these cookies on your website. FLIRT 2, 3 and 4 EMUs are now[when?] The vehicle will be entered service in 2024 in San Bernardino County, California. The first vehicle was delivered in 2004 for the use on the Stadtbahn Zug. All trains have five cars. By June 2014 all 38 trains were delivered. Stadler FLIRT (Fast Light Intercity and Regional Train; German: Flinker Leichter Intercity- und Regional-Triebzug) is a passenger multiple unit trainset made by Stadler Rail of Switzerland. Good to see you on here Reece. [39], Go-Ahead Germany ordered 45 units in 2016 for delivery in 2019. The Power Pack is a special car located in the middle of each trainset that can contain up to 4 diesel generators which provide the electricity used to drive the train. These cookies will be stored in your browser only with your consent. On May 3, 2018 the city announced it would be purchasing seven new Stadler FLIRT (Fast Light Innovative Regional Train) trains to be used on the Trillium Line after the completion of the Stage 2 upgrades. (2020). It has jacobs bogies shared between the individual coaches, with wide walk-through gangways. This category only includes cookies that ensures basic functionalities and security features of the website. The trains will enter service starting December 2022. II just found this site. I like your transit videos on YouTube. The FLIRTs are driven by electric traction motors with power provided by the "Power Pack". On 23 April 2015 the Netherlands' railway operator Nederlandse Spoorwegen announced that it was ordering 58 Stadler FLIRT EMUs, comprising 25 four-car units and 33 three-car units, to be delivered by the end of 2016. There will also be more grab bars placed to provide better help and support to all standing passengers. [82], Meanwhile, the Swiss Federal Railways have ordered a total of 117 units that can be broken down into four different types that differ in their equipment for driving in neighboring countries. [24], Two Stadler FLIRT units with an interior optimised for longer distance (EPm-class) were delivered to Belarus in 2015 to 2016,[25] and in January 2019, ten more of these trains were ordered for delivery in 2020.[26]. The baseline design of FLIRT is an electric multiple unit articulated trainset that can come in units of two to twelve cars with two to six motorized axles. These fleets have 800 mm floor without steps. Power Plant : Electric traction motors running off Diesel Power Pack. In 2017 an order for additional 18 was placed, current total is 125, with 40 short regional trains, and the rest as the local commuter train. It will go back into service by 2015 when the two damaged carriages will be replaced with new ones. The contract was signed at a ceremony held at Fort Worth Central Station. In 2006 DB Regio, a subsidiary of Deutsche Bahn ordered five five-section vehicles for regional services on the German east coast. The class 74 regional trains were also delivered with 2+3 seating on regional trains except in the premium "Komfort" section that had 2+2 seating. The FLIRT is a new generation of multiple units, even though it has a striking resemblance with GTW vehicles. Twenty-six units were be placed on the Oslo Commuter Rail and the remaining 24 units were used on regional and express routes. Today, Stadler presented the new FLIRT Akku, the battery-operated version of the FLIRT type series, for the first time during a media trip. On the two-section trains, only one bogie is powered, while on longer versions it is possible to have a third powered bogie in the middle, found on the trains for Vy in Norway and for PKP Intercity in Poland.