Knorr-Bremse Powers Up 246 Stadler Trams for Smooth, Sustainable Rides

Stadler’s CITYLINK streetcars are getting a major upgrade with Knorr-Bremse technology, ensuring safe, comfortable journeys for passengers across Austria and Germany.

Knorr-Bremse, a leading supplier of braking and climate control systems for rail vehicles, has secured a significant contract to equip at least 246 of Stadler‘s CITYLINK trams. This comprehensive deal, valued in the mid double-digit millions of euros, goes beyond just supplying top-notch systems – it also includes 32 years of dedicated aftermarket services from Knorr-Bremse RailServices.

Elevating Urban Mobility with Cutting-Edge Technology

The CITYLINK trams, destined for six local transit operators in Austria and Germany, will boast a range of innovative features from Knorr-Bremse:

  • Precision Braking: Tailor-made braking systems, including magnetic track brakes, ensure safe and reliable stops under diverse operating conditions.
  • Climate Comfort: Energy-efficient climate control systems with natural CO₂ refrigerant keep passengers and drivers comfortable year-round.
  • Long-Term Reliability: Knorr-Bremse RailServices provides comprehensive maintenance and spare parts support for 32 years, maximizing vehicle uptime.

Partners in Progress: Knorr-Bremse and Stadler

“This collaboration with Stadler underscores our commitment to shaping the future of sustainable rail travel,” says Dr. Nicolas Lange, Member of the Executive Board at Knorr-Bremse. “Our systems expertise is key to enhancing the safety, reliability, and comfort of these CITYLINK trams, ultimately benefiting passengers and operators alike.”

Dr. Peter Radina, Member of the Management Board at Knorr-Bremse Rail Vehicle Systems, emphasizes the innovative nature of the project: “Stadler’s CITYLINK trams represent a pioneering design, and we’re proud to supply highly customized braking solutions that perfectly suit their needs.”

Beyond the Numbers: A Major Milestone in Urban Mobility

This partnership between Knorr-Bremse and Stadler is more than just a business deal – it signifies a significant step towards greener, more efficient urban mobility. The CITYLINK trams, equipped with Knorr-Bremse technology, promise smoother, more comfortable journeys while minimizing environmental impact. By prioritizing safety, reliability, and sustainability, this collaboration sets a promising precedent for the future of urban transportation.


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