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Alstom to supply 13 additional metros for Hamburg in Germany

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11 December 2018 – Alstom, in consortium with Bombardier Transportation, will supply 13 additional DT5[1] metros to Hamburger Hochbahn AG. As part of this contract, Alstom will provide mechanical elements, including the bogies and braking system, while Bombardier will supply electrical and traction equipment, passenger information system and vehicle control technology. Assembly will take place at Alstom’s site in Salzgitter, Germany. Alstom’s share of the contract is worth over €40 million. The new trains are scheduled to go into service in December 2020.

“This additional contract clearly demonstrates that our customer and their passengers in Hamburg are highly satisfied with our product. This brings the total number of ordered DT5 metros to 131. Clearly, we are proud to be pursuing such long-standing cooperation with Hochbahn,” said Jörg Nikutta, Managing Director of Alstom in Germany & Austria.

The DT5 metro fleet has been in service in Hamburg since 2012. So far, the Alstom-Bombardier consortium has delivered 46 metros out of the 131 units ordered by Hochbahn to respond to steadily increasing ridership in the city. Alstom had previously provided Hamburg metro with the DT2, DT3 and DT4 fleets – a total of 462 trainsets[2].

Hamburg is the second largest city in Germany and the eighth largest city in the European Union. To meet the requirements of such a major city population, the DT5 is a modern and spacious metro, adapted to new passenger needs with large gangways, walk-through interiors and multi-purpose areas. Each of the 40 meter-long three-car sets can welcome 96 seated passengers and up to 240 standing passengers, plus two wheelchair spaces. The DT5 features increased passenger comfort such as air-conditioning, passenger information and CCTV systems as well as automatic door closing.

The DT5 metros are designed to be environmentally-friendly. Their lightweight stainless-steel car body and regenerative braking system contribute to improving energy efficiency. The vehicles also feature low noise emissions, making the metro of Hamburg one of the quietest in the world.

[1] DT5 stands for Doppeltriebwagen of the 5th generation (English: Twin railcar 5)

[2] DT2 in consortium with Kiepe, DT3 in consortium with BBC and Kiepe, DT4 in consortium with Bombardier