[FI] 1.000 FLIRTs! And the lucky number is for Finland

On 16.09.2016, Stadler celebrated the handover of the 1000th FLIRT (Fast Light Innovative Regional Train) train. The 1000th Stadler FLIRT is a 4-car broad-gauge vehicle for Finnish customer Junakalusto Oy.

A special sticker for Flirt no. 1000. Stadler Rail
A special sticker for Flirt no. 1000. Stadler Rail

A small ceremony has marked the delivery of the landmark FLIRT at the VR Ilmala depot in Helsinki. It took Stadler Rail twelve years to build and deliver 1.000 such vehicles; The very first FLIRT was delivered to the Swiss railwaus (SBB) in autumn 2004.

Junakalusto Oy ordered its first series of 32 FLIRT multiple-units for the Helsinki suburban train network in 2006. Meanwhile, the fleet has grown to 81 trains, and connects Helsinki city centre and the airport on the newly opened route.

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