The Rhaetian Railway’s New Capricorn Train Wins Design Award

The Capricorn train, procured by Rhaetian Railway (RhB) and manufactured by Stadler, has won a renowned design prize.

RhB is currently acquiring 56 four-car multiple units from Stadler that it will operate in portion working. It is the largest rolling stock order in the history of RhB. The multiple units, equipped with automatic coupling, will be a significant step towards modernising RhB’s fleet and will consequently allow RhB to achieve a substantial leap in productivity.

Stadler Capricorn for RhB near Davos
Stadler Capricorn for RhB near Davos

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The Capricorn multiple units have now won the Red Dot Award: Product Design 2021 in two categories.

The Capricorn design was developed together with design studio NOSE. The Rhaetian Railway wants to present itself as a confident, high-performance, modern and comfortable mountain railway with charm and character. These elements were to be incorporated in the trains’ visual aesthetic. Now the exterior with its two-colour livery, and the clear, bright Grisons coat of arms and the interior have won the Red Dot Award. Both awards were in the category ‘trains and planes’.