Rail Live 2024
19-20 June 2024
Porterbrook’s Long Marston Rail Innovation Centre

TfW Class 756 tri-mode

Transport for Wales will present the Class 756 FLIRT unit at Rail Live this year, a version of Stadler's new tri-mode, a cutting-edge rolling stock.

The Class 756s, once completed, will be deployed on South Wales Metro services. These trains will run on electricity for routes north of Cardiff and switch to diesel power for routes south of the city, ensuring seamless cross-city connectivity. The trains will utilise overhead lines at 25kV for electrified lines and onboard batteries, located separately from the passenger area, for non-electrified lines. The use of both battery and electric modes will contribute to noise reduction.

To minimise emissions, diesel power will be limited to specific areas. The Class 756s have been custom-designed to meet the specific requirements of Transport for Wales and are compatible with the local infrastructure, complying with the latest TSI-standards. Passenger convenience is prioritised with features such as low flooring for easy boarding and alighting, air-conditioning, modern passenger information systems, WiFi connectivity, and dedicated spaces for wheelchairs, bicycles, and pushchairs.

The FLIRT UK, part of Stadler's successful FLIRT global family of trains, has already been sold in over 20 countries, totaling more than 2,000 units.