ABB wins $70M in traction equipment orders

ABB has won orders worth $70 million from Swiss train manufacturer Stadler to supply traction and onboard power equipment to three European rail operators: the Swiss operator Schweizerische Südostbahn (SOB), the Swedish railway company Mälab, and Hungary’s regional operator GYSEV.

The traction systems with integrated onboard power supplies and traction transformers will be installed in 80 Stadler electric trains for suburban and intercity routes in Switzerland, Sweden and Hungary.

The equipment will be installed on Stadler’s newest generation FLIRT (Fast Light Innovative Regional Train) train for the Swiss operator Schweizerische Südostbahn (SOB).

Traction converters for 14 new trains of the Swiss operator Regionalverkehr Bern-Solothurn (RBS) and for 12 trains for Appenzeller Bahnen (AB) are also included in the orders. Here the manufacturer will supply roof-mounted traction converters with integrated onboard power supplies.

The orders also include the traction technology for 33 double-decker trains for the Swedish railway company Mälab, serving commuters west of Stockholm.

Additionally, the compact traction converters with integrated auxiliary converters, transformers and battery chargers will power 10 new generation FLIRT trains for Hungary’s regional operator GYSEV.

Source: ABB