Powering FLIRT regional trains

Over 1'500 FLIRT regional trains driven by ABB traction system.

ABB won an order for traction equipment from Stadler Rail in 2003 to equip electric multiple units of the type FLIRT (Fast Light Innovative Regional Train) originally developed for Swiss Federal Railways (SBB).

Drawing on the well-proven traction solution and close cooperation with Stadler, ABB won orders to equip further trains sets of the FLIRT platform ordered by operators in Algeria, Belarus, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Serbia, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, in the United Kingdom and the United States.

ABB’s traction system covers all standard line voltages and multi-system solutions and the robust traction technology ensures high performance and reliability under all weather conditions and minimizes energy consumption.

Main data

Offering Traction system
Traction transformers and traction converters
Regional and intercity trains
Power Supply


Geographical location
Europe, US
Commissioning year: Since 2003

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