[UK] Stadler Rail enters the UK market: FLIRT for EastAnglia

Above (and below) you see an artist impression of the FLIRT UK, a new member of the FLIRT family developed by Stadler Rail, to serve the UK market. What you see is the cab design of the FLIRT UK for Intercity and Airport (Stansted Express) services. For both purposes, Stadler Rail will build ten 12-car electric trains each. Delivery will start in 2019.

Mega! 24 x 10-car FLIRT UK intercity and 24 x 4 + 14 x 3 FLIRT UK regional trainsets

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Artist impression of the electric FLIRT UK train for intercity / airport services.

Stadler Rail will also deliver FLIRT UK sets for regional services (picture below). They have a more familiar exterior design, similar to the FLIRT3 trains we know from the continent. These regional trains will be bi-modal (diesel + electric). In total, 24 4-car and 14 3-car trains will be built, delivery will start in 2019 as well.




Stadler Rail FLIRT UK bi-mode train for regional services
Stadler Rail FLIRT UK bi-mode train for regional services

Stadler Rail is delivering the new trains for the new EastAnglia franchise, run by Abellio. Bombardier is supplying 665 cars of the Aventra type.

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