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Sweden ordered seven more double-decker trains from Stadler

Sweden ordered seven more double-decker trains from Stadler
photo: Stadler/Sweden ordered seven more double-decker trains from Stadler
01 / 09 / 2021

Swedish leasing company AB Transitio has ordered an additional seven double-deck, four-car Dosto electric trains from Stadler on behalf of the transport organization Tåg i Bergslagen (TiB). The signing ceremony took place on August 25, 2021, in Stockholm. These regional and suburban trains are scheduled to be delivered in the winter of 2022/2023.

Trains are distinguished by spacious entrance areas with sliding steps, which create comfort when boarding / disembarking passengers. Each seat in the carriage has two electrical outlets. The cars are equipped with soundproofing systems, as well as an air pressure control system to eliminate discomfort for passengers when passing through tunnels.

The car bodies are made of aluminum profiles, which results in a lightweight structure and a lower level of energy consumption. In a multi-unit system, up to four trains can be operated.

The trains also feature a regenerative braking system and air-cooled transformers.

The rolling stock can be used at temperatures up to -40 ° C and with snow cover up to 80 cm high due to the presence of snowplows, sealed inter-car passages, wall heating systems, as well as special insulation. We also use an absorbent carpet, which quickly dries thanks to the underfloor heating system. The frame of the car is designed in such a way as to reduce the accumulation of snow and ice. The pantograph is also designed to work in winter conditions.

Initially, in 2016, Transitio ordered 33 Dosto trains. This was followed by additional orders in 2018 and 2020, as a result of which the total number of such trains increased to 60 units.

Transportation on the network, which is controlled by TiB, is currently operated by the national passenger operator SJ under a 10-year contract signed in 2015. However, in August 2021, the parties agreed to terminate the contract in December 2023, rather than December 2026 as originally stated. The reason was the negative impact of COVID-19.