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» St.Margrethen, Switzerland (more..)
» September 08, 2021
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» 614 (more..)
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» Georg Trüb (more..)
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Aluminum rough car body (body-shell) # 614 (end car) for one of the 19 7-car double-deck EMUs ordered for CalTrain in California. The 27-meter-long body, welded at Stadler Rheintal's Altenrhein plant, was transported to the St. Margrethen plant on transport bogies, where it will be further machined and painted, then packed in a protective film and transported by road to Basel, by Rhine barge to Antwerp, over the ocean to Houston and from there by rail to the Stadler plant in Salt Lake City for assembly and equipping. The very first bodyshell arrived in Salt Lake City in september 2018, when the new plant was not finished yet. Each car has 4 doors on both sides, which are at different heights to be able to stop at high or low platforms (22" for access from existing platforms and 50 ½" for future high level HSR platforms). CalTrain ordered 19 of this trains for 25000 V 50 AC and 177 km/h (110 mph) velocity. At the moment, about 100 of a total of 133 required car bodies (19 trains of 7 cars each) have been built. The begin of operation is postponed to 2024 now due to delays in the expansion of infrastructure.
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