Stadler WINK

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Stadler WINK
In service2020–
ManufacturerStadler Rail
Entered service2020
Number under construction18
Car body constructionAluminium
Car length55.5 m (182 ft 1 in) (Arriva spec; customizable)[1]
Width2.82 m (9 ft 3 in)[1]
Height4.12 m (13 ft 6 14 in)[1]
Maximum speed160 km/h (99 mph)[1]
Prime mover(s)Diesel
Electric system(s)Batteries

The Stadler WINK (Wandelbarer Innovativer Nahverkehrs-Kurzzug [English translation: convertible, innovative short train for local transport]) is a multiple unit railcar designed and built by Stadler Rail of Switzerland that is planned to enter service in 2020.

Service history[edit]

The WINK was unveiled in November 2017 when European operator Arriva announced an order for 18 trainsets, which it planned to place in service in the northern Netherlands beginning in 2020.[1]

Upon delivery, repair and maintenance of the trainsets will be performed by Stadler in Leeuwarden through 2035.[2]


The WINK is a derivative design of Stadler's FLIRT railcars that is intended for service on lightly traveled lines.[1] It has an aluminium carbody that can be customized in length by the customer, and can be powered by either diesel or electric powertrains with supplemental on board batteries.[1] Arriva units will be delivered with Deutz diesel engines, running on vegetable oil fuel, and batteries charged by regenerative braking; the engines are planned to be replaced by additional batteries once electrification is installed over part of their route.[1][2] Each trainset can carry about 275 passengers, with seating for 150, and has a top speed of up to 160 kilometres per hour (99 mph) depending on customer specification.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Stadler launches Wink multiple-unit offering a range of traction options". Railway Gazette. 22 November 2017. Retrieved 23 November 2017.
  2. ^ a b "Stadler signs 15-year maintenance contact with Arriva Netherlands". International Railway Journal. 11 July 2018. Retrieved 10 September 2018.