Rocky Mountaineer Announces Partnership with Stadler to Engineer Completely new Railcars for the First Time in More than a Decade

VANCOUVER and BERLIN, May 11, 2016 /CNW/ - Rocky Mountaineer and Stadler today announced an agreement to add to the Canadian luxury tourist rail company's fleet of custom made GoldLeaf railcars. The project will see 10 brand new cars arriving in Canada beginning in 2018. These new cars will be completely re-engineered with efficiency and guest comfort in mind leveraging Stadler's renowned expertise at facilities in Switzerland & Germany.

"We are constantly looking for ways to improve our guest experience which is the core of our business. The care and attention that has gone into every detail of this car build is remarkable. We are focused on redefining comfort for our guests," said Steve Sammut, president Rocky Mountaineer. "Stadler is a leader in railcar engineering, and working with them allows us to re-invent our most luxurious class of service from the ground up."

Rocky Mountaineer is currently revitalizing its entire fleet of GoldLeaf and SilverLeaf railcars.  The largest capital investment in Rocky Mountaineer's 26 year history, these new custom made bi-level glass domed railcars is the first to be added since 2007.

"We are very proud to have won this order for these high-quality coaches and would like to express our gratitude for the trust that has been placed in us. Tailor-made is one of our core business areas and therefore, we are convinced that we will deliver on all wishes and needs to the complete satisfaction of our new business partner together with our Stadler team," said Peter Spuhler, CEO and owner of the Stadler Rail Group.

About Rocky Mountaineer

Since 1990, Rocky Mountaineer, the world's largest privately owned luxury tourist train, has welcomed over 1.7 million guests to inhale the mountain air and let nature take their breath away. An unparalleled experience on board the all dome-fleet offers rich, historic storytelling, World Class cuisine and a first-hand look at the vast and untouched wild beauty of the Pacific Northwest and the Canadian Rockies. With over 65 vacation packages, guests can chose from four unique rail routes, including the company's second three day rail route, Rainforest to Gold Rush, and travel through iconic destinations such as Seattle, WA, Vancouver, BC, and the majestic Canadian Rockies in Alberta.

Vancouver-based Rocky Mountaineer has been named one of Deloitte Canada's Best Managed Companies in 2014 & 2015 and has won Media Corp's award for Canada's Top Small & Medium Employers in 2015 and 2016. With offices located globally, Rocky Mountaineer continues to expand the business through innovation and strategic growth while focusing on creating life changing experiences for guests.  

About Stadler

Stadler has been building trains for over 75 years. The system provider of rail vehicle construction solutions is headquartered in Bussnang in Eastern Switzerland, and has a workforce of around 7000 based in various locations across Switzerland, Germany, Spain, Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Belarus, Algeria, Australia and the United States. Stadler provides a comprehensive range of products in the commuter rail and railway segments: trams, tram trains, underground trains, regional and commuter rail trains, intercity trains and high-speed trains. In addition, Stadler manufactures main-line dual-mode locomotives, shunting locomotives and passenger carriages, including the most powerful diesel-electric locomotive in Europe. Stadler remains the world's leading manufacturer in the rack-and-pinion rail vehicle industry.

SOURCE Rocky Mountaineer

For further information: Media Contacts: Rocky Mountaineer, Hilary Strath, Communications Specialist, 604-606-6332, hstrath@rockymountaineer.com; Stadler Pankow GmbH, Katrin Block, Marketing Manager, 0049 30 9191 1501, katrin.block@stadlerrail.de


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