Stadler KISS

We are back to talking about more trains this week! Remember the Stadler FLIRT from a few weeks ago? Well, now that Stadler’s done some flirting, time for some KISS (the Swiss do love their trains eh). So this time, KISS is actually acronym for a bunch of German railroad terms, Komfortabler Innovativer Spurtstarker S-Bahn-Zug, for the Zurich S-Bahn or commuter rail. Similar to the FLIRT, the KISS is an EMU with very few powered axles. In her case, the 8 axles on each end of the train (i.e. cab cars) are powered in a 6 car consist (i.e. M-4T-M). The interior of the KISS is design for high density loading (in fact, a designed capacity of 1,694 passengers per 6-car consist) with lots of standing space, the EMU also has multi-functional storage areas for strollers, bicycles, etc. The KISS was first built in 2008 and entered service in 2011 with a top speed of 99 mph. The SBB (Swiss Federal Railways) ordered a total of 74 sets for the Zurich S-Bahn and regional services to Geneva, Schaffhausen, Basel, Bern, and Biel.


Comments

M-NL said…
After FLIRT and KISS the next train type is obviously going to be the Stadler SEX (as an acronym for Spurtstarker EXpress-Zug).

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