ABB wins traction transformer order for 27 regional trains
ABB has announced it has won orders worth more than $140 million from Swiss train manufacturer, Stadler, to supply state-of-the-art traction equipment for trains and locomotives in the United States and several European countries.
In the United States, the order includes traction converters for 19 double-deck trains for Caltrain to meet projected increase in travel demand in the San Francisco Bay Area. The new trains with ABB equipment will help provide better service, faster connections and sustainable commuter service.
The orders include ABB’s highly efficient traction transformers and traction converters for 27 regional trains for the Norwegian state-owned passenger transport operator Norske Tog (NT). Fourteen of the new train sets are equipped with ABB onboard energy storage systems that improve energy efficiency and make the fleet more sustainable.
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