Stadler Rail

Stadler Rail AG
Limited company
Industry Locomotive engineering
Founded 1942/1997 (Holding)
Headquarters Bussnang, Switzerland
Key people
Peter Spuhler
(CEO and Vice President)
Revenue 2.2 billion Swiss francs (2012)
Number of employees
6,000 (2012)[1]

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, Czech Republic, Hungary and Belarus. Stadler forms joint venture in Azerbaijan[2] Stadler Rail employs approximately 6,100 employees, including some 2,750 in Switzerland, 1,200 in Germany, 1,000 in Belarus, 400 in Hungary and 400 in Poland.[3]


New train at Stadler Bussnang factory
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Tango tram in Zürich

Stadler markets a range of standard modular vehicles, including:

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


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  6. "One Kiss good, two Kisses better". Railway Gazette. 1 September 2012. Retrieved 20 September 2013.
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  8. "First Variobahn tram arrives in Bergen". Railway Gazette. 9 December 2009. Retrieved 20 September 2013.
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  10. Johnston, Bob (July 2016). "Rocky Mountaineer turns over new GoldLeafs". Trains. 76 (7): 21.
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