Bombardier Transportation has been contracted by Abellio Rail Südwest to supply a new fleet of Talent 2 multiple-unit trains.
Valued at around $244m, the contract requires Bombardier to supply 43 of the trains, including 24 three-car and 19 five-car sets. Deliveries will be completed by June 2020.
The new trains will be operated on the Stuttgart regional network in Baden-Württemberg’s Neckar Valley region in Germany.
Abellio’s CEO Stephan Krenz said: "With these new vehicles, we also want to set new standards in Baden-Württemberg, which attain the same quality of leadership we have achieved on the North Rhine-Westphalia networks."
Bombardier will produce the multiple-unit trains at its facilities in Hennigsdorf. They will be equipped with Wi-Fi can be adapted and used as both commuter and regional transport.
Bombardier Transportation’s Central and Eastern Europe mainline and metros president Germar Wacker said:
"This order is a great achievement for Bombardier’s rail business and it also signifies the continuation of our successful and cooperative relationship with Abellio.
"We are pleased that Abellio relies on our modern Talent 2 trains to further expand its mobility offering in Germany. These vehicles feature a high degree of passenger comfort and score points with their strong performance in terms of energy efficiency and reliability."
Image: Bombardier’s Talent 2 train. Photo: © Bombardier.