OT: Srbija Voz, Stadler KISS speculations

Toma Bacic

Serbian passenger company Srbija Voz announced on Feb 11 a tender for three 200 km/h double deck EMUs for the Beograd - Novi Sad services. Although the company signed a Mou with CRRC on Jan 6 for the procuring the new trains, the technical details requested in tender are identical as on Stadler KISS 4-car units. Number of (well informed) media in Serbia said that the new trainsets would be manufactured by Stadler...

The problem is that the requested delivery time is very short - the first should be delivered to Serbia no later than October 31 this year, and the remaining two by the end of the year.

Now, my question is - are all ex-Westbahn 200 km/h KISSes in DB, or some are still stored, and theoretically could be delivered to Serbia? And also, are there any possibility for Stadler to deliver the new trainsets in such a short period of time?


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