A consortium comprised of Bombardier Transportation and Alstom LHB received an order from Deutsche Bahn in Germany for the supply of 60 additional four-car regional trains valued at approximately $249 million.
As consortium leader, Bombardier's share is valued at $165 million.
Vehicle delivery is scheduled to start in May 2004. Deutsche Bahn intends to use the trains in S-Bahn operation.
The class 423 vehicles, which are part of the new generation of electric multiple units, will gradually replace the class 420 vehicles, which have been in service for some 30 years.