Alstom to supply 8 Coradia Lint regional trains to Deutsche Bahn Regio
Alstom has been awarded a contract to supply 8 Coradia Lint regional trains to DB Regio in Germany. The total value of the contract is around €40 million. All trains will be delivered by March 2019 for operation on the diesel network of the Nuremberg region. These trains will complement the existing fleet of DB Regio consisting of 27 trains delivered by Alstom in 2008. This contract marks the 900th Coradia Lint sold by the company.
“We are very proud to celebrate this contract and the 900th Coradia Lint ordered which confirms its status of best-seller regional train at Alstom”, says Didier Pfleger, Vice President Germany & Austria at Alstom. “To this day, Deutsche Bahn operates over 280 Lint trains. We are pleased to pursue our long-standing, successful partnership and to contribute to further improving the services available for passengers in Middle Franconia.”
Manufactured in Alstom’s biggest site located in Salzgitter (Germany), the Coradia Lint trains ordered by DB Regio have a total capacity of 370 people each, including 170 seats. They can reach a maximum speed of 140 km/h. To maximize flexibility and convenience, the 8 new trains will be designed to match the existing fleet of the customer and ensure later coupling of the trains.
The new trains will feature spacious multi-purpose areas for wheelchairs, bicycles and prams as well as dedicated toilets and a barrier free access for a quick passenger flow. The Coradia Lint is provided with a dynamic passenger information system, which informs the passengers in real time via monitors before and during their journey. All coaches are fitted with security cameras to increase passenger and crew safety. The trains meet the highest standard for interoperability.
Coradia Lint belongs to Alstom’s Coradia range of modular trains. Coradia Lint is a modern, powerful and proven low-floor diesel multiple unit service-proven for more than 16 years. Highly modular, Coradia Lint is available in 4 different train architectures and two different access heights. It is a state-of-the-art product adapted to the latest norms. Today, 750 Lint are in operation in 4 countries: Germany, Denmark, The Netherlands and Canada.
For more information, please contact Maria Parent, Communications Manager, Alstom Nordics, phone: +46 76 807 65 50
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