Stadler’s CITYLINK family successes

stadler-CITYLINK Sheffield
stadler-CITYLINK Sheffield

On September 14, CITYLINK vehicles made their first passenger trip on the Supertram tramway network in Sheffield (South Yorkshire, UK) after an official launch event hold by the Tram-Train project partners and attended by Transport Minister Paul Maynard MP.

South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) acquired seven CITYLINK vehicles in June 2013 to operate the UK’s first tram-train system, connecting the Supertram tram network and the national rail network between Sheffield and Rotherham. These vehicles have been designed and manufactured by Stadler Rail Valencia

In addition, Stadler has recently signed a new contract with Ferrocarriles de la Generalitat Valenciana (FGV) for the supply of six bimodal tram-trains type CITYLINK within the modernization plan of Line 9 of the TRAM of Alicante between Benidorm and Denia. These will join the existing fleet of 9 CITYLINK vehicles that have been circulating since 2006 in Alicante.

CITYLINK is a family of lightweight modular vehicles, fully accessible, low floor and specially designed to connect the city centre with its metropolitan area with no transfers, providing a comfortable, quiet and safe ride.

Stadler has become an European benchmark in the tram-train segment, with over 120 fully-outfitted vehicles which have covered more than 15 million kilometres.