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Stadler Rail GTW
Switzerland | 1995 | more than 605 produced
Bay Area Rapid Transit (eBART) GTW 2/6 in May 2018 in Pittsburgh
Bay Area Rapid Transit (eBART) GTW 2/6 in May 2018 in Pittsburgh
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Under the name GTW, which stands for “Gelenktriebwagen” (articulated railcar), Stadler offered a total of four generations of modular railcars. This arose from the requirement of several railways that were looking for light and equally inexpensive vehicles that could be used in various conditions.

Multiple working of an Arriva GTW 2/6 and a GTW 2/8 in June 2013 near Zevenaar
Multiple working of an Arriva GTW 2/6 and a GTW 2/8 in June 2013 near Zevenaar
Rob Dammers / Arriva op weg naar Arnhem bij Zevenaar

The central component is a two-axle power module, which contains either a diesel-electric unit or the necessary equipment for electrical operation under direct or alternating current. Multi-system variants were also available. At least one two-axle part with a passenger compartment is connected to it on both sides. Different lengths of the car bodies were available and three-part variants were also built.

Be 2/6 of the Chemins de fer électriques Veveysans in June 2013 in Montreux
Be 2/6 of the Chemins de fer électriques Veveysans in June 2013 in Montreux

Since the vehicles were ordered by customers from different countries, they were built with different gauges and in meter gauge, standard gauge and Iberian broad gauge. From the second generation onwards, the round vehicle fronts were used, which became Stadler's trademark. From the third generation onwards, mass-produced components were increasingly used, making production and maintenance cheaper. Likewise, the diesel variants now used two smaller six-cylinder engines instead of a large V12.

VariantBe 2/6 (1st gen.)OSE 560 (2nd Gen.)STA ATR 100 (3rd gen.)Arriva Spurt Veolia GTW 2/8 (4th gen.)
General
Built1995-20072001-20052002-20132006-2017
ManufacturerStadler
Axle config2-B-22-B-2 2-2-B-2 
Gauge3 ft 3 3/8 in (Meter gauge)4 ft 8 1/2 in (Standard gauge)
Seats8894104172
Dimensions and Weights
Length98 ft 9 1/16 in115 ft 5 3/8 in129 ft 7 1/8 in183 ft 6 1/4 in
Fixed wheelbase5 ft 10 7/8 in6 ft 10 11/16 in
Empty weight81,571 lbs123,459 lbs145,505 lbs180,779 lbs
Power
Power sourceelectric - DCdiesel-electricelectric - DC
Electric system900 V, 1,200 V1,500 V
Hourly power794 hp (592 kW)536 hp (400 kW)805 hp (600 kW)1,475 hp (1,100 kW)
Continuous power429 hp (320 kW)
Top speed50 mph71 mph87 mph
Starting effort14,613 lbf12,364 lbf17,985 lbf
EngineMTU 83-TD13MAN
Engine typeV12 diesel2x 6-cyl. diese1
Engine output738 hp (550 kW)1,046 hp (780 kW)
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Stadler multiple unit
last changed: 03/2024
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