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Alstom to supply 28 trains to Germany

Posted on April 4, 2012

Alstom Transport will manufacture 28 Coradia Continental regional trains for the German operator Deutsche Bahn Regio NRW GmbH.

This is the first stage of the frame contract signed in 2011 with DB Regio for the delivery of up to 400 trains. The trains will run on the Rhine-Ruhr transport network in North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW). They will enter service for DB Regio NRW GmbH in 2014.

The Coradia Continental trains will be manufactured at the Alstom Salzgitter site in Germany, where a high level of experience is guaranteed: 141 trains of the same type have already been built there, according to the company.

With a capacity of up to 170 seats and 173 standing places for passengers, the trains can use double and triple traction regimes. DB Regio intends to use them for the S5 and S8 suburban tramlines from Dortmund to Mönchengladbach.

Regenerative brakes allow the braking energy to be recovered — up to 30% can be fed back into the electrical power network. Due to the utilization of the latest crash components, the trains meet highest levels of safety and already comply with the EN 15227 norm, which will become standard in Europe from 2013 onward.

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