Deutsche Bahn and Bombardier Sign Vehicle Contract Worth 216 Million Euro
* Call-off under framework agreement
* New trains will operate on the regional network in Bavaria, Germany, from 2016
Berlin - Deutsche Bahn AG has ordered 18 electric double-deck multiple units from Bombardier Transportation for regional transport in Germany. The order is valued at approximately 216 million euro ($289 million US). The new trains will operate from December 2016 on the lines Augsburg – Treuchtlingen – Nuremberg and Treuchtlingen – Ingolstadt – Munich.
Dr. Rüdiger Grube, Chairman of Deutsche Bahn, said: “Our consistent investments in new rail vehicles clearly show that we are strengthening our company for the future requirements of the transport markets.”
Dr. Lutz Bertling, President, Bombardier Transportation, added: “Our modern and environmentally friendly BOMBARDIER TWINDEXX Vario trains can be flexibly adapted to passenger volumes. This is how our trains create value for our customer Deutsche Bahn and contribute significantly to effective regional transportation.”
The three new four-car and 15 new six-car TWINDEXX Vario double-deck multiple units of the generation Do2010 each comprise two power cars with two or four intermediate cars. They can reach speeds of up to 160 km/h. Particular attention has been paid to attractive facilities for passengers, such as comfortable legroom between seats, wide doors and lots of storage space.
The contract with Bombardier is a call-off under a framework agreement from 2008. The total number of variable double-deck cars ordered under the agreement now stands at 392.
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