Alstom has received an order worth over €130 million euros from DB Regio for the delivery of 24 regional trains. The new three or four-car electric Coradia Continental trains will be used on the German Breisgau S-Bahn network as suburban trains from December 2019. The trains will be built in Alstom’s plant in Salzgitter, Germany.
“We are pleased that DB Regio has again chosen our Coradia Continental, which has proven its reliability with over 99% availability in customer fleets. It is an environmentally-friendly train made of 90 % recyclable materials. Via the Coradia Continental, Alstom will contribute to the development of sustainable mobility in the German state of Baden Wurttemberg,” said Didier Pfleger, Vice President for Alstom in Germany and Austria.
Since 2008, Alstom’s Coradia Continental has been successfully operated by seven different customers in Germany. In total, 222 Coradia Continental trains are running in the country today, including over 100 ordered by DB Regio, circulating in the German states of Bavaria and North-Rhine-Westphalia. The company will operate the new vehicles in the German state of Baden-Württemberg on the lines of Freiburg – Endingen/Breisach, Freiburg – Titisee – Donaueschingen – Villingen and Freiburg – Titisee – Seebrugg.
Alstom‘s Coradia Continental electric multiple unit reaches operating speeds of up to 160 km/h. It provides excellent acceleration, thus reducing travel times. The three- and four-car operating trainsets have a passenger capacity of 164 or 249 seats each. Special attention has been paid to passenger comfort: Multi-purpose areas offer sufficient space for wheelchairs, bicycles and prams. The traction equipment is mounted on the roof so that the interior of the train can be wide and corridors with fewer steps for a better passenger flow inside the train. Throughout the whole train, the Coradia Continental is equipped with WiFi as well as sockets, video cameras and a real-time passenger information system displaying current train connection data.
The Coradia Continental belongs to Alstom’s Coradia range of modular trains which benefit from a know-how of more than 30 years and from well-proven technical solutions. More than 2,400 Coradia trains have been sold so far, and 1,900 are presently circulating in Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Canada.