Billion dollar contract awarded for VDV tram train

The Swiss train manufacturer Stadler has been awarded the contract for the billion-euro project “VDV-Tram-Train”. Seven cooperation partners from Germany and Austria had jointly tendered the construction of up to 504 vehicles. In the next twelve years, the vehicle manufacturer based in Bussnang, Switzerland, will produce tram trains for the partners.

In addition to vehicle development, production, commissioning and approval, the tender also includes a subsequent maintenance contract with the manufacturer for up to 32 years. This in turn commissions the…

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