Re: Major new order from SBB for Stadler
That is not confirmed but newer FLIRT units have a revised front due to new crash protection norms and this may be the case for these new units.
What will change is the seating layout. The press release says the new units will have a total of 466 seats. The current 511.0 have 120 First Class and 415 Standard seats.
In the current units not on the Zürich S-Bahn (*) this will be altered to provide more room in First and the revised totals will be 104 First and 391 Standard
*: 015 to 030 036 037 038; 014 is not currently Zürich S-Bahn but will transfer there.
The differences may mean a new class designation, perhaps 512