Stadler wins contract for 41 double-decker units in Austria
The Swiss company Stadler obtained a Contract Austrian Federal Railways ÖBB to deliver 41 new double-decker KISS units.
The order is part of the framework agreement signed in February for up to 186 bi-level multiple units.
The current order is valued at around 600 million euros, while the total value of the order can reach 3 billion euros with a duration of ten years.
Stadler received the contract after the resolution of legal issues by the Higher Administrative Court in Vienna.
Under the current contract, Stadler will supply 20 six-car and 21 four-car vehicles to ÖBB.
The first double-decker trains are expected to enter service for passengers on Eastern Region routes in early 2026.
Andreas Matthä, CEO of ÖBB, said: “With these 41 new Cityjet double-decker trains, we continue to modernize our local transport fleet in Vienna, Lower Austria and Burgenland.
“From 2026, we will offer even more capacity and comfort to our passengers,
make the transition from individual transport by car to rail transport more attractive for commuters.
Reaching a top speed of 160 km/h, the new double-decker train has 610 seats in the six-car configuration and 380 seats in the four-car configuration.
“Each individual car has a low-floor entrance as well as an optimized multi-purpose area with more space and accessibility for passengers with bikes, strollers or luggage,” Stadler noted.
Last week, Stadler won an order from the MID Saxony Transport Authority (VMS) to deliver 19 dual-system Citylink tram-trains for the Chemnitz network in Germany.