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Stadler Rail KISS
Swiss Federal Railways RABe 511 and DB AG classes 4010 and 4110
Switzerland | 2011 | more than 297 produced
Six-car KISS in December 2014 in Effretikon
Six-car KISS in December 2014 in Effretikon
Kabelleger / David Gubler

Stadler markets double-decker electric multiple units under the name “KISS” (“komfortabler innovativer spurtstarker S-Bahn-Zug” - “comfortable, innovative, high-acceleration S-Bahn train”), which were originally developed for commuter traffic. Variants have now also been sold for regional and intercity transport, which have a top speed of 160 to 200 km/h and consist of three to seven cars. Depending on the version, the powered bogies are distributed differently across the train and each have two traction motors with 500 or 750 kW each. Recently, diesel-electric and battery-powered variants have also been developed.

So far, customers have come from eleven countries, most of them from Europe. However, there is also the “Eurasia” version, which is designed for Russian broad gauge and takes full advantage of the larger loading gauge there. A variant with more angular shapes and a larger number of traction motors was developed for the US customer Caltrain. Depending on the customer, the trains are manufactured in Switzerland, Germany, Belarus, Poland or the USA.

VariantSBB RABe 511 four-carSJ ER1WestfalenbahnCaltrain
Builtsince 2011
Axle configB-B+2-2+2-2+B-B 2-B+2-2+B-2+B-22-B+2-2+B-2+2-2+2-2+B-2 2-B+B-B+2-2+B-B+B-B+2-2+B-2 
Gauge4 ft 8 1/2 in (Standard gauge)
Dimensions and Weights
Length329 ft 3 3/16 in343 ft 10 3/8 in513 ft 3 7/16 in516 ft 6 13/16 in
Empty weight467,159 lbs
Power sourceelectric - AC
Electric system15.000 V 16⅔ Hz25,000 V 60 Hz
Continuous power5,364 hp (4,000 kW)6,035 hp (4,500 kW)8,046 hp (6,000 kW)
Top speed99 mph124 mph99 mph110 mph
Starting effort89,924 lbf53,954 lbf121,397 lbf
Power Plant
Calculated Values
twin deck
Stadler multiple unit
last changed: 11/2023

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