Alstom has secured a contract from Netinera Deutschland’s subsidiary Länderbahn (Regentalbahn) to supply 12 Coradia Lint 41 regional diesel multiple units (DMUs).
The new environmentally friendly, low-consumption DMUs will enter into service by mid-2016 on Germany’s oberpfalzbahn network, and in the Czech Republic.
The two-unit Coradia Lint 41 trains, which will have a total of 125 seats and up to 135 places for standing passengers, can reach a maximum operating speed of up to 140km/h.
The trains offer full accessibility to all passengers and will feature barrier-free entrances for people with restricted mobility.
They will also feature spacious multi-purpose areas with sufficient storage space for wheelchairs, bicycles and strollers.
Alstom Transport for Germany and Austria vice-president Didier Pfleger said: "The company is confident in the success of this project which has an ambitious schedule in view to manufacture, test and commission the trains in just over one year.
"With over 780 Coradia Lint sold to 18 operators in Germany, Netherlands, Denmark and Canada, Alstom benefits from an extensive return on experience with a train, which proves its value in use every day."
Built at Alstom’s Salzgitter plant in Germany, the new trains will also be equipped with air-conditioning, passenger information system and video surveillance for high-level of passenger comfort and safety.
Regentalbahn CEO Gerhard Knöbel said: "With the Coradia Lint 41 from Alstom, we have a train already homologated and widely used in Germany."
Image: The new Alstom two-unit Coradia Lint 41 trains wil be capable of reaching a maximum operating speed of up to 140km/h. Photo: courtesy of Alstom.