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Bombardier receives Deutsche Bahn order

Posted on January 12, 2011

Bombardier Transportation received an order from Deutsche Bahn AG (DB) for the delivery of 137 latest-generation Bombardier Twindexx 2010 double-deck coaches and 27 Bombardier Traxx P160 AC locomotives. The order is valued at approximately $485 million.

The double-deck coaches and locomotives are scheduled to enter service at the end of 2013.

The contract involves Twindexx double-deck cab cars and intermediate coaches with high/low-floor entrance. It is part of a framework agreement signed in December 2008. The locomotives order is also part of a framework agreement signed in 2000.

This latest order marks the first time that DB has requested Twindexx double-deck coaches for long-distance routes. Bombardier double-deck coaches have been operating successfully on the DB regional network since 1993.

The new coaches will be built at the Bombardier site in Görlitz, Germany. The bogies are manufactured at the Bombardier site in Siegen, Germany.

Meanwhile, final assembly of the 27 ordered Traxx P160 AC locomotives will take place at the Bombardier site in Kassel, Germany. The carbodies will be produced at the Bombardier site in Wroclaw, Poland, and the bogies will be produced at the site in Siegen. The Mannheim and Hennigsdorf sites will provide the propulsion and controls technology as well as the propulsion equipment.

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