Alstom Transport Germany is looking back on a good year 2014: the company has delivered a total of 201 newly produced rail vehicles from its Salzgitter plant in 2014. In addition, Alstom has performed five successful operational start-ups in parallel and also obtained the necessary homologations from the German Federal Railway Authority on time in 2014.
The Coradia Lint diesel multiple unit was the most frequently delivered train in 2014, with Alstom handing over a total of 141 trains for Netinera, Deutsche Bahn and Landesnahverkehrsgesellschaft Niedersachsen (LNVG).
These include the regional trains operated by vlexx GmbH on behalf of NETINERA Deutschland GmbH, which are being used in Rhineland-Palatinate, Hesse and Saarland and connect cities such as Mainz and Rüsselsheim with Frankfurt Airport via their routes between Frankfurt and Saarbrücken as well as Koblenz and Kaiserslautern.
Alstom’s factory in Chorzów contributed to the German market of regional trains over the last year, delivering components. In 2014, Alstom Konstal manufactured Coradia Lint car bodies for the following projects: Lint Dieselnetz (DB AG), Lint LNVG VII, Lint Dieselnetz Sudwest (Netinera), Lint Eifel-Westerwald-Sieg Abellio (EWS). Alstom Konstal employs over 1000 people in Poland.
“The contribution of Alstom Konstal was crucial to deliver according to commitments. Alstom factory in Poland is a valued competence centre within the company, manufacturing components for Alstom projects around the world. We are especially pleased that the demanding German market appreciates the products we supply for regional trains. Over 2015, Alstom Konstal will supply carbody shells for 85 Coradia Lint trains “- said Radosław Banach, Managing Director Alstom Konstal Poland.
Alstom has also received the series homologations and operating licences for 91 new Coradia Lint regional trains from the German Federal Railway Authority as early as half a year prior to the scheduled start of operation. These include the 63 regional trains for vlexx GmbH and 28 Coradia Lint trains for LNVG. Homologation was obtained for the trains for the Cologne Diesel Network back at the end of 2013.
About Alstom Transport
A promoter of sustainable mobility, Alstom Transport develops and markets the most complete range of systems, equipment and services in the railway sector. Alstom Transport manages entire transport systems, including rolling stock, signalling, maintenance and modernisation, infrastructure and offers integrated solutions. Alstom Transport recorded sales of €5.9 billion in the fiscal year 2013/14. Alstom Transport is present in over 60 countries and employs around 28,300 people.
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