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Sm5 "Flirt" EMUs

Welcome to the Sm5 Flirt trains roster page! This is a page for all the information relevant on these new Helsinki metrolpolitan area commuter trains. Trains are yet operated by monopoly VR, but owned by a consortium called "Pääkaupunkiseudun Junakalusto Oy" or simply just "Junakalusto" and the operations are bought by the HSL/HRT, the Helsinki Metropolitan Regional Transportation.

Junakalusto Sm5 unit 01 on test drive in Korso, BVantaa, Finland
Picture above: An attractive and modern Sm5 in it's early stage of test drives outside Helsinki area. The two first units were tested throughoutly to ensure the proper enduyrance in the harsh winter conditions. The tests were a great success. Picture by Stanislav Voronin. -- Click any picture to see a larger version of it! --

Technical details *

Roster info & pictures: * 01 * 02 *
03 * 04 * 05 * 06 * 07 * 08 *


Created for 4rail.net by John McKey and Andreas Ehnberg. Pictures by Stanislav Voronin, Ilkka Siissalo, Hannu Peltola, Andreas Ehnberg and John McKey.

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Finnish Railroads Main Page, a great place to start browsing this section.

Junakalusto Class Sm5 on test drive meets Sm4 of VR-Yhtyma in Kerava, just outside Helsinki, Finland
Finnish railroad organizations and railroad operators have their own pages, as well as the largest operator VR-Yhtyma and a newcomer to the field Junakalusto.


While much of the passenger traffic concentrates around the capital Helsinki, you might be interested in the roster pictures of VR-Yhtyma, Junakalusto and the city of Helsinki operator HKL. HKL operates the metro and narrow gauge trams

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Technical Details

 PKJ Class Sm5 "Flirt" Commuter Train
Junakalusto Sm5's 01 and 02 meet at Pasila, Helsinki, Finland
Picture Above: The Swiss Stadler built Flirt trains stop at Pasila station, the busyest station in Finland. Flirt trains arrived to Finland in 2009, and by 2014 all ordered 32 units will be operational. For the first time in Finland the owner for the local trains is not solely VR-Yhtyma, but the cities around Metropolitan Helsinki and VR-Yhtyma. Picture by Stanislav Voronin.

Below a Flirt train is seen quite at home in the heavy snow blizzard. Swiss origins show. Picture by Stanislav Voronin.
Junakalusto Sm5 number 01 in Koivukyla, Vantaa in the heavy snow storm
Below a Flirt train stopping at it's daily route between Helsinki and Leppavaara. The route has frequent stops and hills, so the powerfull trains with their electrical brakes feeding power back to the networks are quite at home here. Picture by Andreas Ehnberg.
Junakalusto Sm5 number 01 in Leppavaara, Espoo, Finland
The Sm5 Flirt (Fast Light Innovative Rail Transportation) trains are arriving to helsinki metropolitan area commuting. First ten units out of 41 ordered have been spotted so far and 9 of them are in almost daily use. The type replaces the much aged, exchausted and technically obsolete type Sm1.

Flirt trains bring more modern low floored capacity to the Helsinki local transit. This kind of easy access travelling has been a norm for a decade in other forms of transporation, but not before on railways. Many Sm4 units which are also partly low floored were also used earlier for the local traffic, although Sm4 was built for regional traffic, where it would be much needed as well.

The great winter operating capability of the 4 module Flirt train was proved after the two years extensive trials. Junakalusto, the owner of the trains, was convinced about the train type at late 2011 and ordered 9 more for 7,2 million euros each.


Technical details for class Sm5 "Flirt" EMU of Stadler
-> Type: Flirt EMU of Stadler (Fast Light Innovative Rail Transit)      
-> Usage: commuter traffic in the HSL (Helsinki metropolitan) area
-> Builder: Stadler Bussnang AG
-> Production dates:  2008 - (2013), (another batch of 9 due in 2014, the model might be newer one with a better crash resistance)
-> Numbers built: 10 (22) (9)

-> Owner: Pääkaupunkiseudun Junakalusto (the rolling stock owner of VR,
plus cities of Helsinki, Espoo and Vantaa)
-> Operated by: VR  
-> Seen: mainly in the Helsinki area  

-> Capacity: 2nd class only
-> Seated passengers: 232
-> Fold up seats: 28
-> Standing passengers: 323 (according to DIN 25008)
-> plenty of room for baby trolleys, bikes, wheel chairs, luggage, etc.
-> with level floor at 600 mm boarding and leaving the train is easy for even elderly, 1,3 meters wide doors help operation during the rush hours

-> Energy Source: electricity, 25kV 50 Hz AC
-> Power output: 2600  kW ( Hp) 
-> Tractive Effort: 200 kN
-> Braking effort on traction motors (dynamic braking): available  
-> Wheel arrangement: Bo' 2'2'2' Bo' 
-> Wheel diameter: 860 mm in ends and 800 mm for trailers
-> Car numbering: 01A...01B > 32A...32B
-> UIC codes:

-> Maximum operational speed where possible: 160 km/h (100 mph) 

-> Length: 75,2 m 
-> Height: 4,4 m  
-> Width: 3,2 m
-> gauge: 1524 mm

-> Weight: 132 metric tons (,000 lb) 
 
-> Max axle weight: __ metric tons
-> Power to weight ratio:
-> Body strength: 1500 kN
-> Automatic couplers
-> Climate controlled environment for both personnel and passengers

-> Multiple use to up to 3 units of the same type

-> Notes:
  - All units should be in use by the end of year 2013 easing considerably HSL area traffic, which now relies mostly on the obsolete, very aged and ill working VR trains.

-> Easy recognition:
  - A local train with a rounded nose
  - Colors gree-dark gray-blue differ from the VR green significantly
  - Some trains have HSL of Junakalusto logo on the front (the HSL logo is a norm)

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Roster Info

  Sm5 unit 01 of Junakalusto
Junakalusto Sm5 unit 01 on test drive in Korso, BVantaa, Finland

Junakalusto Sm5 unit 01 on test drive in Ilmala, Helsinki, Finland

Junakalusto Sm5 unit 01 on test drive in Kerava, Finland

Picture: An attractive and modern Sm5 in it's early stage of test drives outside Helsinki area in Korso, Vantaa. The two first units were tested throughoutly to ensure the proper enduyrance in the harsh winter conditions. The tests were a great success.

Picture by Stanislav Voronin.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Junakalusto Flirt train number one inside the service building at Ilmala depot area. The train has just arrived and is thawing from the ice and wet of the long trip by the ferry across the Baltic sea.

Notice the broader than normal loading gauge footage used by train. The train body is 3,2 meters wide.

Picture by Photo Ranger.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sm5 unit 01 is seen here again, contrasting with the VR-Yhtyma owned partly low floored regional type Sm4. The Sm4 are initially used alongside the Sm5 on the local traffic, because the lack of the proper rolling stock for the use of HRT. The lack is due to increasing traffic levels, more and more people use trains to commute each year, and the falling apart of the 1960s type of Sm1 EMUs.

Picture by Stanislav Voronin,

Junakalusto Sm5 unit 01 in Leppävaara, Espoo, Finland

Sm5 unit 01 seen here in early traffic as an A-train in Leppävaara, Espoo, west of Helsinki. Notice the fogged sign light at the front on a wet fall day.

Picture by Andreas Ehnberg.

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  Sm5 unit 02 of Junakalusto
The Junakalusto Sm5s 02 and 04 in Kerava, Finland A great picture of Flirt EMUs #02 and #04 coupled together in Kerava for a commuter K train to Helsinki. The unit is here running around the tracks before starting another run south towards Helsinki Main.

Picture by Stanislav Voronin.
Junakalusto Sm5 number 02 in Kerava "yellow darkness"

Picture: Unit 02 is surrounded by the yellow darkness of the artificial lighting on many stations in Finland. Here the unit is seen in Kerava, north of Helsinki.

Picture by Stanislav Voronin.

 

Junakalusto Sm5 number 01 at snowy Helsinki main station

The old and the new. Flirt train unit 02 is seen at the side of the Sm1 number 6046/6246, that it will replace when the units age.

Picture by Stanislav Voronin.

Junakalusto Sm5's 01 and 02 meet at Pasila, Helsinki, Finland An early meeting for the two first Sm5 units in Pasila. In the early 2010 it still was rare to see both units at one time in their trial traffic.

Picture by Stanislav Voronin.
Junakalusto Sm5 number 02 stoppin at Malmi station in Helsinki, Finland Almost brand new the unit #2 stops at Malmi in Helsinki to board passengers at the weekend. Here the unit serves as the weekends only main track N-service between Kerava and Helsinki Main. The wintery sun reflects from the metal covered station building.

Picture by John McKey.

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  Sm5 unit 03 of Junakalusto (Flirt type)
The Junakalusto Sm5 number 03, Helsinki, Finlandq

The Junakalusto Flirt Sm5 unit number 3 has just brought the early morning commuters as the K train to Helsinki Main station and is preparing for another sprint witha sister o4 to Kerava as an N train. N trains stops on every platform in between and is now used on low volume hours and weekends on the Finnish Southern main track.

Picture by John McKey.

The Junakalusto Sm5 coupling, Helsinki, Finland The sisters Sm5 03 and 04 face to face at Helsinki Main. Notice the interesting curves of the Stadler Flirt train units.

Picture by John Mckey.
   

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  Sm5 unit 04 of Junakalusto
Junakalusto Sm5 unit 04 Helsinki, Finland

Picture: Unit 04 posing still in the snow although the spring sun is warming it at the Helsinki Main westward tracks.

Picture by Andreas Ehnberg.

 

Junakalusto Sm5 unit 04 Helsinki, Finland

The texts on the side of the new low floored vehicle for the suburban Helsinki transportation.

Picture by Andreas Ehnberg.

The Junakalusto Sm5s 02 and 04 in Kerava, Finland A great picture of Flirt EMUs #02 and #04 coupled together in Kerava for a commuter K train to Helsinki. The unit is here running around the tracks before starting another run south towards Helsinki Main.

Picture by Stanislav Voronin.

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  Sm5 unit 05 of Junakalusto (Flirt type)
The Junakalusto Sm5 numbers 05 in Malmi, Helsinki, Finland

The Junakalusto Sm5 number 005 at the early morning Helsinki Malmi station. The baby cart owner is happy to just push the cart in the train instead of climbing half a meter of stairs in the earlier models.

Picture by John McKey.

The Junakalusto Sm5 numbers 05 and 06 in Kerava, Finland The units 005 and 006 seen here in Kerava in the regular K train traffic. The units are preparing to take off for a short flight to Helsinki.

Picture by Stanislav Voronin.

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  Sm5 unit 06 of Junakalusto (Flirt type)
JK Sm5 unit 6 on test drive in Kerava, Finland Front of the unit number 6 shows well the streamlined and stylish features of the older Flirt train design. The newer design is used so far only in Central Europe and Norwegian prototype train.

Picture by Stanislav Voronin.
JK Sm5 unit 6 on test drive in Kerava, Finland A rare picture showing the whole 4 module train from the side. Only the ends are powered, which allows most of the train being low floored throughout the entire unit. The Flirt trains are both well heated and airconditioned. Access through the wide doors is easy with baby cart, luggage, wheel chair, scuuter and bike.

Picture by Stanislav Voronin.

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  Sm5 unit 07 of Junakalusto (Flirt type)
The Junakalusto Sm5 number 07, Helsinki, Finland

The Junakalusto Sm5 unit 007 is stopping one foggy November morning at Malmi public transportation hub. The double unit is on tis way to kerava as a K train (stopping in just about every other station in Helsinki only).

Picture by John McKey.

The Junakalusto Sm5 as Z-train to Lahti, Finland

In highly unusual use the Flirt number 7 dashes as a Z-train to Lahti using its full potential of 160 km/h on the high speed track. Here the unit is seen in Kerava on the busy south-north artery, behind a few of the morning "rabbit" / Sm4 sisters dash as a h-train on the main track towards Pasila and Helsinki Main on the southern coast.

The Sm5 flirt trains had vibration problems at the larger speeds, so they are now run once a day during the winter period to Lahti and back while the possible problems of this phenomenon are being studied.

The Flirt trains are bought and financed only for the use in the cities around Helsinki, Lahti not being one of those.

Picture by Stanislav Voronin.

   

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  Sm5 unit 08 of Junakalusto (Flirt type)
The Junakalusto Sm5 numbers 08 in Kerava, Finlandq

The Junakalusto Sm5 unit 008 turning around in Kerava for an early morning trip to Helsinki as a K train. As you can see the top of the train is open for the elements in the harsh climate. Still the trains techonology works quite well in the extreme cold temperatures, snow and ice.

Picture by Stanislav Voronin.

   

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