The Stadler FLIRT XL vehicles will be equipped with the firm’s European Train Control System (ETCS) Guardia and are approved for use in both Germany and Poland. The four-part EMUs will have extra-long car bodies for use on the new regional express line, RE9, between Berlin Airport and Szczecin in northwest Poland. The EMUs will also be used on the RB66 line between Angermünde in Germany and Szczecin.
The FLIRT XL offers space for approximately 380 pages, 255 of them seated.
To be able to drive across borders, the vehicles are equipped with the train control system Guardia from Stadler. To date, Guardia has been used on trains in different European countries, including Switzerland, Poland, Hungary, and Slovenia. In Germany the first regional trains with the Stadler ETCS solution will be on the Maas-Wupper-Express service, which connects Germany and the Netherlands, from 2026.
“We are proud that we can once again develop and build trains in Berlin that are used in the region come. The equipment, with the state-of-the-art Guardia train protection system, helps to reduce cycle times and thus improve connections significantly,” said Jure Mikolčić, CEO Stadler Germany.