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.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Daktronics announces $3.2M NYCT signage order

The multi-colored LED displays, part of the subway system’s Public Address Customer Information System, will feature next train arrival and destination information as well as graphical information. A text to speech function aids visually impaired transit riders with clear and easy to access messaging.

Chicago's Metra completes charging station installation

To further enhance the agency’s customer connectivity options, Metra will also be installing free Wi-Fi in the waiting areas of downtown stations within 45 days, and it recently announced plans to test Wi-Fi on 11 cars systemwide before January 2016.

MBTA to deploy GIRO's HASTUS-Rail software

Keolis selected HASTUS-Rail after receiving on-site demonstrations of the software handling various scenarios that showed significant efficiency gains, cost savings and flexibility to adapt to Keolis’ operations, including compliance with the FRA’s hours of service regulations, according to the company.

Wabtec acquires Faiveley Transport

The strategic combination will create one of the world’s largest public rail equipment companies, with revenues of about $4.5 billion and a presence in all key freight rail and passenger transit geographies worldwide. 

Cummins ships first QSK95 engine for the rail market

The engine, rated at 4400 hp (3281 kW) will be delivered to Siemens® manufacturing facility in Sacramento, Calif., where it will be installed into a Charger® locomotive.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment



Work Truck Magazine

The resource for managers of class 1-7 truck Fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close