In 2019, Stadler has strengthened its new Co’Co locomotives family with several orders in Europe that raise the number of locomotives sold from this family to 74. The EURODUAL locomotive has started commercial operations in France and will soon do so in Germany and Scandinavia.
But the success of this locomotive also reaches other markets. The private freight operator Körfez Ulastirma has acquired seven hybrid locomotives, EURODUAL type, to be used in rail freight transport services in Turkey. It is the first contract of Stadler in this country.
In addition, Stadler has won its first contract in the Pacific region: 34 diesel-electric locomotives for the Taiwan Railways Administration (TRA). The locomotives will be used for passenger and freight traffic on the narrow gauge network – 1,067 mm – in Taiwan and they are specially designed for the tropical and subtropical climate in this country, which can reach a humidity level of up to 100% and extreme temperatures of up to 45º C.
On the other hand, the new Co’Co’ metre-gauge locomotives SALi of Empresa Ferroviaria Andina (FCA) arrived in Bolivia in September and they are currently performing tests on the Bolivian network.