The state-owned railway company Comboios de Portugal (CP) and Stadler have signed a contract for the manufacture and delivery of 22 regional trains of the type FLIRT. The order value amounts to around 158 million euros. The agreement includes the manufacture and delivery of ten electric multiple units (EMU) and twelve bimodal multiple units (BMU), maintenance services for at least four years and training services. The order will serve to renew the regional train fleet and is part of the rolling stock renewal plan of the Portuguese operator.
Stadler manufactures for the first time FLIRT for passenger service on the Iberian-gauge of 1668 millimetres. The FLIRT is Stadler’s bestseller and is extremely popular with customers all over the world. To date, Stadler has more than 1900 FLIRT trains in 21 countries.