This week, an unusually shaped train arrived at the test center of the Velimsky Research Institute of Railway Transport. This is Stadler FLIRT, which will be used not to transport people, but to diagnose railway tracks. It is reported by Railway Supply, referring to zdopravy.


This is one of three trains ordered by Spain’s ADIF, the rail infrastructure management company. Now a train with a standard gauge of 1435 mm has arrived in Velimi. It has 3kV and 25kV traction systems and a full-fledged autonomous traction unit. In addition, Stadler will produce two more trains for the 1668 mm wide gauge.

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Stadler Rail is also supplying the Spanish infrastructure manager with other vehicles: delivery of 22 Eurolight diesel locomotives began last year.

Stadler received an order for three units in conjunction with MerMec. The contract value is 74.5 million euros. A complete set of diagnostic systems is included. Trains can move at speeds up to 200 km/h.

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