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ABB wins $90 million in train equipment orders


 Zurich, Switzerland, July 16, 2015 – ABB, has won orders worth around $90 million from Swiss train manufacturer Stadler Rail to enable sustainable high-speed, suburban and urban transit in Europe and in the United States. The orders were booked in the second quarter of 2015.

ABB’s traction converters with integrated power supplies, traction transformers and battery chargers will go on Stadler’s new international EuroCity trains being made for the Swiss Federal Railways to speed passenger service starting in 2017 between cities including Frankfurt, Germany; Zurich; and Milan.

ABB is also supplying compact traction converters with integrated power supplies for four new diesel-electric railcars for Capital Metro in Austin, Texas.ABB’s compact traction converters and transformers will also power 15 Stadler electric trains slated for Hungarian National Railways’ suburban fleet.

Stadler trains destined to run between Zurich and Milan, and later between Frankfurt and Milan, will be the world’s first single-decker, low-floor electric high-speed trains on a line that runs on both alternating and direct current electrification systems. ABB’s propulsion system, located beneath the floor of the train, takes up less space and adds more comfort for the passengers.

Source: ABB