Alstom has received an order worth around €50 million from the HzL Hohenzollerische Landesbahn AG for the supply of 10 Coradia Lint regional trains. The diesel multiple units will be built in Alstom’s plant in Salzgitter and delivered by May 2019 to run on the RE Ulm-Aalen, RB Ulm-Langenau and RB Ulm-Munderkingen lines (Vergabenetz 12 “Ulmer Stern”).
“With this contract Alstom’s Coradia Lint will for the first time serve in the Baden-Württemberg region. Alstom’s well-proven regional trains will be a real enrichment for the region and bring passenger comfort to a new level,” says Jochen Slabon, Sales Director for Alstom in Germany and Austria.
“The Lint from Alstom is an absolutely new feature in our train fleet. We are very excited about the new trains and are happy to be able to offer our future passengers a high comfort” says Tobias Harms, Chief Technology Officer HzL.
The Coradia Lint 54 is a low-consumption diesel multiple units that can reach a maximum operating speed of 140 km/h with high acceleration rate. The 2-car trains ordered by HzL have an access height of 628 mm and a total seat capacity of 150 passengers and include 18 bike stances. They feature convenient, spacious seat layout with tables for lap-tops at most of every fixed seat. The trains are all equipped with Wi-Fi, entertainment and passenger information system with monitors for static and dynamic information, as well as video surveillance guaranteeing a high level of passenger safety.
Since 2000, Alstom’s Coradia Lint trains are operated on more than 30 networks throughout Germany, Europe and Canada. Being constantly upgraded, the trains offer high standards in safety, noise level and carbon emissions and are characterized by their high availability. More than 2,200 Coradia trains have been sold and 1,900 are currently circulating in Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Canada.
In Salzgitter, the worldwide largest manufacturing site within the Alstom Group, diesel and electric multiple units are built for the national market and for export, mainly to Scandinavia. With a market share of 70 percent for modern diesel trains over the last ten years, Alstom is by far the market leader in Germany. Alstom has over 2,500 employees in Salzgitter.