German train operator Transdev has awarded a €115m contract to Alstom to deliver 28 diesel Coradia Lint trains for operation on the Augsburg diesel network 1 in Germany.
Transdev was recently awarded a contract to run the Augsburg-Landsberg, Augsburg-Füssen and Munich-Füssen network.
Transdev’s Bayerische Regiobahn subsidiary will be responsible for operating the new vehicles around Augsburg for 12 years from December 2018.
Alstom Germany and Austria vice-president Didier Pfleger said: "We are pleased that our long-term customer Transdev has chosen us again.
"There already is a large number of our trains running in the Augsburg diesel network 2.
"The positive feedback shows us that the comfort in our trains is very well appreciated by the passengers."
The order comprises of 19 Lint 41 sets, four Lint 54s and five Lint 81s. The new trains, which will be capable of operating at a maximum service speed of up to 140km/h, will be built at Alstom’s site in Salzgitter, Germany.
Each train will be capable of transporting between 225 and 485 passengers and the company claims the high flexibility on the configuration of the fleet guarantees optimum use for the operator.
Transdev management board chairman Christian Schreyer said: "For the expansion of our rail traffic around Augsburg starting in December 2018, we want to stick to the modern, passenger friendly and reliable trains from Alstom.
"They have proven themselves already with different Transdev businesses in the past."
These new units will have a multi-purpose area for wheelchairs, bicycles and prams, a large number of luggage racks, a real-time passenger information system and CCTV.
The company noted the new trains will meet the new standard for interoperability of locomotives and passenger trains.
Image: Bayerische Regiobahn will run the new Coradia Lint trains around Augsburg from December 2018. Photo: courtesy of Alstom.