Stadler Rail

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Stadler Rail AG
Limited company
IndustryLocomotive engineering
Founded1942/1997 (Holding)
Key people
Peter Spuhler
(CEO and Vice President)
Revenue2.2 billion Swiss francs (2012)
Number of employees
7,000[1] (2017)

Stadler Rail AG, also known as Stadler Rail Group, is a Swiss manufacturer of railway rolling stock, with an emphasis on regional train multiple units and trams. Stadler is headquartered in Bussnang, Switzerland.

Stadler Rail is also focused on niche products and is one of the last European manufacturers of rack railway rolling stock. The holding company consists of eight subsidiaries with locations in Algeria, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Austria, Poland, Switzerland, Spain, Czech Republic, Hungary and Belarus. Stadler Rail employed approximately 6,100 employees by 2012, including 2,750 in Switzerland, 1,200 in Germany, 1,000 in Belarus, 400 in Hungary and 400 in Poland.[2] This had increased to 7,000 employees by 2017.[1] Stadler formed joint venture with Azerbaijan-based company International Railway Distribution LLC in 2014.[3]


New train at Stadler Bussnang factory
  • Bussnang (CH); site of original factory 1962
Stadler Bussnang AG
Stadler Altenrhein AG
  • Berlin-Pankow (D); acquired in 2000/2001 from Adtranz
Stadler Pankow GmbH
  • Biel/Bienne (CH); 2004 acquired by bid
Stadler Stahlguss AG
  • Siedlce (PL); 2007 acquired by
Stadler Polska Sp.z o.o.
Stadler Weiden GmbH
Stadler Winterthur AG
  • Fanipol (BY); 2014 acquired
Stadler Minsk
  • Salt Lake City (US); 2015
Stadler US Inc.
  • Albuixech (Valencia (ES)); ex Vossloh rail-vehicles division (ex MACOSA plant of Alstom), acquired in 2015
Stadler Valencia S.A.U.


Tango tram in Zürich, used for testing and publicity. This tram now serves on Basel's lines 10 and 11.
A X74-train from MTR Express

Stadler markets a range of standard modular vehicles, including:

Since purchasing Vossloh España in 2016, Stadler Rail have additionally manufactured the following former Vossloh designs:

Stadler has also built a number of custom vehicles for specific customers, in some cases including elements of their standard designs. These include:


  1. ^ a b "2017 Facts & Figures english edition" (PDF). Stadler. Retrieved 7 October 2017.
  2. ^ "History | Stadler Rail". Archived from the original on 11 May 2015.
  3. ^ "Stadler forms joint venture in Azerbaijan". Railway Gazette International. Retrieved 17 Jul 2014.
  4. ^ a b c d e f "Stadler relies on tailor-made trains". Railway Gazette. 1 June 2004. Retrieved 20 September 2013.
  5. ^ First electro-diesel Flirts ordered
  6. ^ "One Kiss good, two Kisses better". Railway Gazette. 1 September 2012. Retrieved 20 September 2013.
  7. ^ "Stadler launches Wink multiple-unit offering a range of traction options". Railway Gazette. 22 November 2017. Retrieved 23 November 2017.
  8. ^ "First Tango in Basel". Railway Gazette. 9 September 2008. Retrieved 20 September 2013.
  9. ^ "First Variobahn tram arrives in Bergen". Railway Gazette. 9 December 2009. Retrieved 20 September 2013.
  10. ^ "Low-floor Multiple-unit Be 4/6 for the Forchbahn, Switzerland" (PDF). Stadler Rail. Archived from the original (PDF) on 21 September 2013. Retrieved 20 September 2013.
  11. ^ Johnston, Bob (July 2016). "Rocky Mountaineer turns over new GoldLeafs". Trains. 76 (7): 21.
  12. ^ "Stadler Metelica trams selected for Ostrava". Metro Report International. 22 November 2016.
  13. ^ "Glasgow Subway trains first in UK to run with no staff on board". Retrieved 2018-02-12.
  14. ^ "New Subway trains unveiled - SPT". SPT. 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2018-02-12.
  15. ^ "Subway Revival – Glasgow to introduce UTO". Rail Engineer. 2016-08-23. Retrieved 2018-02-12.
  16. ^ "New trains unveiled for Glasgow Subway". BBC News. 2016-03-04. Retrieved 2018-02-12.
  17. ^ Barrow, Keith. "Stadler to supply new Merseyrail trains". International Railway Journal. International Railway Journal. Retrieved 16 December 2016.

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