Swiss rail group to provide trains for Norway
Norwegian train operator signs largest single contract ever with Swiss-based Stadler Rail Group to provide regional trains worth CHF 810 million.19 August 2008
OSLO - Swiss-based Stadler Rail Group was selected Tuesday to deliver new regional trains worth 4 billion kroner (CHF 810 million), Norwegian train operator NSB said.
"This is NSB's largest single contract to date and a historic deal," NSB chief executive Einar Enger said in a statement.
The Norwegian train operator was to buy 50 trains consisting of five cars each from the Swiss group, and had an option for a further 100 trains known as Flirt (Fast, Light, Innovative, Regional Train).
The new trains to be delivered 2012 were mainly to be used in south-eastern Norway.
Train operators in Switzerland, Germany, Hungary, Italy and Poland have also deployed the model, NSB said.
In all five groups vied for the NSB contract.
[dpa / Expatica]
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