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April 2, 2017

Alstom to supply 53 Coradia Continental EMUs to DB

Alstom has secured two contracts from Deutsche Bahn Regio (DB) to supply 53 Coradia Continental electric multiple units (EMUs) for a total amount of more than €300m.

Alstom has secured two contracts from Deutsche Bahn Regio (DB) to supply 53 Coradia Continental electric multiple units (EMUs) for a total amount of more than €300m.

The orders are for 27 four-car trains that will operate in the suburban network of Nuremberg from December next year and for 26 three and five car trains that will service North Rhine-Westphalia and Rhineland-Palatinate.

Set to be built at Alstom’s Salzgitter production site in Germany, the trains are scheduled to enter service between 2019 and 2020 in North Rhine-Westphalia, Rhineland-Palatinate, and Bavaria.

The latest orders are part of a frame contract concluded between the companies in 2012 for delivery of up to 400 Coradia Continental trains.

Alstom Germany and Austria vice-president Didier Pfleger said: “We are very pleased that Deutsche Bahn has again chosen our well-proven Coradia Continental trains for its regional operations, after naming Alstom DB Supplier of the Year for trains in 2016. 

“With more than 220 electric multiple units delivered in Germany since 2008, Alstom is one of the leading suppliers of regional trains on the market.”

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"With more than 220 electric multiple units delivered in Germany since 2008, Alstom is one of the leading suppliers of regional trains on the market."

The Coradia Continental trains are capable of running at maximum speed of 160km/h.

The three-car trainsets are fitted with 155 seats, the four-car trains having up to 230 and the five-car sets with seating for up to 266.

Equipped with repeaters for an improved mobile communication, Coradia Continental vehicles also feature sockets, video cameras and real-time passenger information system.

They belong to Alstom‘s Coradia range of modular trains and currently 1,900 of them are circulating in Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Canada.


Image: The Coradia Continental trains can run at maximum speed of 160km/h. Photo: © Copyright Alstom.

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