Bombardier Transportation Wins an Order from Railpool for Delivery of 45 Double-deck Coaches to DSB in Denmark
Bombardier Transportation has received an order from the leasing company, Railpool for the delivery of 45 double-deck coaches valued at approximately 75 million euros ($101 million US). The trains are intended for service on lines operated by the Danish State Railways (DSB).
The coaches are designed for service speeds of up to 160 km/h and will provide a significant increase in carrying capacity. The equipment onboard and the modern exterior and interior design of the vehicles are intended to make regional and suburban transport even more attractive and comfortable for travelers and operators alike.
The coaches are air-conditioned and feature multipurpose areas with plenty of room for bicycles, strollers and wheelchairs. A closed toilet system and vending machines in a number of intermediate coaches emphasize the high level of practicality provided by this latest generation of double-deck coaches.
“I am very pleased that we have managed to reach this agreement. We will now be introducing 45 new double-deck coaches, which will be delivered by Bombardier Transportation before the end of 2009”, said DSB’s CEO, Søren Eriksen. “Our passengers can finally look forward to commuting in modern, comfortable and reliable new trains”, he continued.
“It is the business goal of Railpool GmbH to become a major player in passenger transport and with this project we are now taking a step in the right direction”, said Dr Walter Breinl, Chairman of the Board of Management of Railpool.
Commenting on the order, President of Bombardier Transportation’s Passengers Division, Stephane Rambaud-Measson, said: "This new order confirms our commitment to continously evolving and improving our double-deck coaches. Comfort and flexibility are just some of the features to be enjoyed by this highly reliable product, as well as an intended record delivery time. We are proud that DSB once again opted for this product in order to enhance its service quality. 67 double-deck coaches have already been in successful operation in Denmark since 2002.”
The carbody production and the final assembly will be completed in Görlitz, Germany together with project management, engineering and testing. All 45 coaches will be delivered between September and December 2009.
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