Peter Spuhler, CEO of Stadler Rail Group
The International Transport, Transit and Logistics Exhibition, TransCaspian, is extremely important for our company, as Azerbaijan is a new country for us and provides a large, promising market. We therefore considered it essential for the company to participate in such a large-scale and important exposition.
Today, as part of the exhibition, we signed an important contract worth about 60-70 million Euros to supply Azerbaijan Railways JSC with five double-stored trains, consisting of four wagons each. The passenger capacity of each train is 919 persons, each train has 396 seats, of which 84 are business class seats. These trains already operate in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Luxembourg and Russia, and now they will be used in Azerbaijan.
The first two trains will arrive in Baku in June 2015 and will run during the first European games between metropolitan railway and subway stations, located near the Baku Olympic Stadium (