STADLER HAS BEEN RECENTLY AWARDED WITH TWO INNOVATION PRIZES, ONE IN GERMANY AND ANOTHER IN SPAIN DUE TO THE EURODUAL LOCOMOTIVE
Actualidad Económica selects annually the best products and services launched to the Spanish market. In the 41st edition of the awards the Stadler’s EURODUAL locomotive has been selected as one of the “Best Ideas of the Year” in the category of “Industrial innovation”.
The EURODUAL has also been awarded the InnovationsPreis in the category of vehicles by the specialized German publication Privatbahn Magazine. This prize is awarded every two years since 2008 in recognition of innovations in the railway industry capable of marking trends.
Versatility, profitability and environment, EURODUAL is the technological response of Stadler to the challenges posed by cross-border rail freight transport. This new generation of ultra-versatile bimodal locomotives, electric with a diesel engine, are able to circulate on all types of lines, electrified or non-electrified, offering two solutions in one and combining the advantages of both types of traction. It offers the operational flexibility of diesel locomotives and the environmental benefits of electric locomotives along with a very high hauling capability. The powerful locomotives can be used for freight and passenger transport services, at speeds of up to 160 km/h.
In its design, the minimization of its environmental impact has been taken into account, both during the production phase and during its useful life with a notable reduction in emissions and external noise. Drivers are the key for safe and efficient operations. The driver´s cab has been designed in accordance with ergonomics criteria guaranteeing the safety and comfort of the drivers. They are fully isolated, both acoustic and thermal, and feature an optimized HVAC system and driver assistance systems.
With its avant-garde technology, it covers every need in an efficient and reliable way offering rail operators numerous economic and ecological benefits.