Stadler KISS

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Stadler KISS
SBB RABe 511 als S12 in Effretikon (cropped).jpg
In service with the Zürich S-Bahn
In service2011–
ManufacturerStadler Rail
Entered service2011
FormationUp to 6 cars per train[1]
Fleet numbersRABe 511
CapacityFirst class: 112
Second class: 414
Operator(s)Swiss Federal Railways and others
Car body constructionAluminium[1]
Car length25 m (82 ft 14 in)[1]
Width2.8 m (9 ft 2 14 in)[1]
(2.92 m for Sweden[2])
Height4.595 m (15 ft 78 in)[1]
(4.7 m for Sweden[2])
Floor height440 mm (17 in)[1]
Entry570 mm (22 in)[1]
Maximum speed160 km/h (99 mph)[1]
Weight296 t (291 long tons; 326 short tons)[1]
Power output6,000 kW (8,000 hp) Max
4,000 kW (5,400 hp) Cont
Acceleration1.1 m/s2 (3.6 ft/s2)[1]
Power supplyFor HVAC
Electric system(s)15 kV AC 16.7 Hz
overhead catenary[1]
3 kV DC
Current collection methodPantograph
Track gauge1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge[1]
1,520 mm (4 ft 11 2732 in) Russian gauge

The Stadler KISS is a family of bilevel electric multiple unit commuter trains developed and manufactured by Stadler Rail. In Swiss Federal Railways service, it is classified as RABe 511. For Eastern European market it's branded Eurasia.

In the early stages of development, the KISS was known as the Stadler DOSTO, derived from the German word Doppelstock, meaning "double decker". Since September 2010, Stadler refers to the train as "KISS", an acronym for komfortabler innovativer spurtstarker S-Bahn-Zug, meaning "comfortable, innovative, sprint-capable suburban train".[3] The KISS acronym is generally applied across all trains except for those owned by Transitio AB in Sweden, where the original DOSTO name is used instead, because "kiss" means "pee" in Swedish.

As of 2016, 242 KISS trainsets comprising 1,145 cars have been sold to operators in nine countries.[4]


The KISS vehicles are the third generation of vehicles for the S-Bahn Zürich. Compared to previous generations, they are characterized mainly by a higher number of standing passengers per car, in part because the longer trains have proportionately fewer cabs. Also, 15 cm width was won by placing the HVAC channels under the ceiling instead of the side panel. The headroom is still two meters, because friction stir welded floor panels made from aluminium extrusions are used. The number of seats, however, is slightly lower than in the previous models. Like in the KISS's predecessors, low-floor entrances, vehicle air conditioning and vacuum toilets (two, including one wheelchair accessible) are available. There are also two multi-functional areas with storage space for strollers, bicycles and the like.

The six-car train set consists of two power cars and four trailers. In the power heads, all axles are powered. The "Eurasia" version for the Russian gauge railways, in a six and four-car formation, has no power heads.

The trains's power plant is capable of delivering brief bursts (several minutes) of "sprint" power, over 6,000 kilowatts, enabling it to overtake other trains on short express tracks.[5]


Year of order Year of traffic Customer Country No. of trainsets Notes
Swiss Federal Railways Switzerland 69
For use in the Zürich S-Bahn[6][7]
2010 2012 BLS AG Switzerland 28 For use in the Bern S-Bahn[8]
2010 2012 Ostdeutsche Eisenbahn Germany 16 For regional lines in Berlin/Brandenburg[9]
2010 2011 WESTbahn Austria 7 For service between Vienna and Salzburg[9]
2010 2012 Swiss Federal Railways Switzerland 24 For use on regional express lines[10][11]
2010 2014 CFL Luxembourg 19 For service between Luxembourg and Koblenz, Luxembourg and Trier and Luxembourg and Düsseldorf [12]
2015 2017 WESTbahn Austria 10 For service between Vienna and Salzburg[13]
2013 2016 Aeroexpress Russia 11[14] For the Moscow airport shuttle service[15][14] as ESh2 "Eurasia"
2015 Azerbaijan Railways Azerbaijan 5[16][14] Labelled as EŞ2 "Eurasia"[14]
2016 Georgian Railways Georgia 4[14] Labelled as GRS "Eurasia"[14]
2016 2019 (planned) Mälardalstrafik (leased from Transitio) Sweden 33 For use in the Mälaren Valley. Max speed 200 km/h. Designated as ER1.[17]
2016 2022 (planned) Caltrain USA 19 initial order of 96 cars,[18] increased to 133, with options for more
2017 2019 (planned) Kollektivtrafikförvaltningen UL (leased from Transitio) Sweden 8 For the "Upptåget" service between Uppsala-Gävle.[19]
2017 February 2020 MÁV-Start Hungary 40
6-section variants. The first vehicle may enter service in the first quarter of 2020, the last of which will begin in early 2021[20]
2018 2020 (planned)[21] Slovenske železnice Slovenia 10[21] 3-section variants[21]


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  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "Electric Double-Deck train DOSTO" (PDF). Train data sheet. Stadler Rail. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-09-20. Retrieved 2008-12-17 and 2010-11-06. Check date values in: |access-date= (help)
  3. ^ Stadler press release Archived 2011-04-27 at the Wayback Machine, 22 September 2010
  4. ^ Editor-in-Chief, William C. Vantuono (16 August 2016). "For Caltrain, 16 KISSes from Stadler (but no FLIRTs)". Railway Age. Retrieved 17 August 2016.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  5. ^ [1], February 2012
  6. ^ "Neues Rollmaterial für 1,5 Milliarden". Tages-Anzeiger. 30 June 2008. Archived from the original on 7 July 2011. Retrieved 2008-12-17.
  7. ^ "Zürich, Waadt und Zug: SBB kauft weitere Züge für S-Bahnverkehr bei STADLER". 2015-06-04. Retrieved 2017-09-21.
  8. ^ "BLS buys double-deckers for Bern S-Bahn". Railway Gazette. 30 March 2010.
  9. ^ a b Bloch, Urs (23 September 2016). "Stadler Rail präsentiert den neuen Doppelstockzug erstmals im Ausland: Auf den Flirt folgt ein Kiss". Neue Zürcher Zeitung (in German). Retrieved 17 August 2016.
  10. ^ SBB bestellt weitere 24 RegioExpress-Doppelstockzüge. Press release of SBB. Retrieved on 17. April 2010.
  11. ^ "Option im Umfang von 350 Millionen Franken bei der Firma Stadler eingelöst: Weitere Doppelstockzüge für die SBB". 15 April 2010 – via NZZ.
  12. ^ "A Kiss for Luxembourg - News - Stadler" (Press release). Stadler Rail. 12 October 2010. Archived from the original on 2010-10-15. Retrieved 8 January 2011.
  13. ^ Reidinger, Erwin (7 July 2016). "Stadler presents first Kiss 2 EMU to Westbahn". International Railway Journal. Retrieved 17 August 2016.
  14. ^ a b c d e f "ESh2 (rolling stock list and image gallery)". TrainPix.
  15. ^ UK, DVV Media. "Stadler wins Moscow double-deck train order".
  16. ^ UK, DVV Media. "Stadler to supply double-deck EMUs to Azerbaijan".
  17. ^ "DOSTO Mälartåg" (PDF). Stadler Rail. Retrieved 17 August 2018.
  18. ^
  19. ^ "Dubbeldäckare ska rädda Upptåget". Upsala Nya Tidning (in Swedish). 2017-05-15. Retrieved 2017-05-15.
  20. ^
  21. ^ a b c "Slovenian Railways orders 26 multiple units from Stadler". International Rail Journal. 18 April 2018. Retrieved 23 April 2018.

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