Stadler Wins Tender for Berlin’s Underground Cars

Stadler has won a tender for the delivery of up to 1,500 underground cars for the Berliner Verkehrsbetriebe. The cars will be used on the Berlin underground network.

The framework agreement, which also covers the supply of spare parts for a period of 32 years, has an approximate value of up to three billion euros, one of the largest supply contracts ever awarded in Europe. It includes a fixed minimum order of 606 cars, with 376 cars for two- to four-car vehicle units for a first calloff order from 2022 onwards. A further 230 cars have been ordered on a firm basis, with the corresponding calloff order to be placed at a later date.

The agreement also provides for another optional call-off order for 894 additional cars. The volume of the firm order amounts to around 1.2 billion euros and includes the supply of spare parts. The contract needs to be formally awarded and the binding order to be placed.

“We are delighted that BVG has decided to continue its successful cooperation with our company,” said Jure Mikolčić, CEO of Stadler Germany.  “We are very proud to have won one of the largest delivery contracts ever awarded in Europe and to be able to complete the order in Berlin for Berlin. We have decided to bring forward our planned investments in the Stadler location in the German capital in order to create an optimal basis for the implementation of this major project.”