Stadler Pankow GmbH has awarded a contract to “R2P” Rail & Road Protec GmbH to provide the saloon, DOO and forward facing CCTV for 6 Trams for London’s Tramtrack Croydon Limited.
Stadler Rail Group, system supplier of customer-specific solutions for rail vehicle construction, has locations in Switzerland (Altenrhein, Bussnang, Winterthur and Biel), in Germany (Berlin- Pankow, Berlin-Hohenschönhausen, Berlin-Reinickendorf and Velten), in Poland (Siedlce), in Hungary (Budapest, Pusztaszabolcs and Szolnok), in the Czech Republic (Prague), in Italy (Merano), in Algeria (Algiers) and in the USA. The Group has a workforce of about 3,500 people. The best-known vehicle series from Stadler Rail Group are the double-decker multiple-unit train KISS (133 trains sold), the FLIRT (669), the articulated multiple-unit train GTW (551) and the Regio-Shuttle RS1 (497) in the railway segment, and the Variobahn (290 trams sold) and the Tango (101) in the tram segment. Furthermore, Stadler Rail manufactures metre-gauge trains, passenger carriages and locomotives and is the world’s leading manufacturer of rack-and-pinion rail vehicles.
R2P has worked closely with Stadler Pankow GmbH to advise the best CCTV solution for these trains. Flemming Kær, R2P Sales Director commented: “We are pleased that after several successful projects Stadler Pankow GmbH again decided to install R2P saloon, DOO and forward facing CCTV system on the 6 trams. We are pleased to receive this order; it will provide London’s Tramtrack Croydon Limited customers travelling on these fleets a safe and secure travelling environment.”
Commenting on the contract award, Ulrik Rasmussen, Managing Director R2P said “this is a further important milestone for R2P on the UK rail market to strengthen our position as the strongest supplier of hybrid CCTV solutions on the UK market. R2P is highly committed to the UK rail market consequently we have opened a UK office in spring 2011.”
Marlis Gutowsky, Purchaser for Stadler Pankow GmbH said “we work with R2P because we like the uncomplicated, target-oriented collaboration. The excellent support given during system configuration is what convinced us totally.”