Rail

Bombardier wins German EMU order

Posted on June 4, 2013

(From left) Tobias Richter, managing director, National Express Rail GmbH; Volker Kregelin, VP, business development, Bombardier Transportation; Norbert Hübner, sales manager, Bombardier Transportation; Wolfgang Schuster, GM, National Express Rail GmbH.
(From left) Tobias Richter, managing director, National Express Rail GmbH; Volker Kregelin, VP, business development, Bombardier Transportation; Norbert Hübner, sales manager, Bombardier Transportation; Wolfgang Schuster, GM, National Express Rail GmbH.
Bombardier Transportation won an order from National Express Rail GmbH, a German subsidiary of the British National Express Group (NX), to supply 35 Bombardier Talent 2 EMUs for regional service.

A consortium of National Express and IntEgro Verkehr won the license in a Europe-wide tender to operate services on the lines RE 7 "Rhein-Münsterland-Express" and RB 48 "Rhein-Wupper-Bahn." The order is valued at approximately $221 million plus spare parts.

Bombardier will supply three-car and five-car Talent 2 trains with a comfortable interior design. The modern vehicles set a high standard in ecological sustainability, which is proved by a certified product declaration according to the European system EMAS (Eco Management and Audit Scheme).

Almost all the materials used can be recycled, thereby optimizing energy and resource efficiency. The aerodynamic electric trains feature many doors with improved access for people with restricted mobility. The motor cars include a separate driver's door.

The air-conditioned Talent 2 trains offer ample and comfortable seating in the first and second class sections while multi-purpose areas provide space for prams, wheelchairs and bicycles. Other interior features include passenger information monitors showing details on connecting trains, video monitoring as well as large, disabled-friendly toilets and an extra standard toilet in the five-car vehicles.

National Express will operate the trains, equipped with an automatic coupling at every front end, predominantly in multiple traction. Bombardier will deliver the trains in 2015.

RELATED ARTICLE: Check out, "SunRail Service to Transform Florida's Commuter Culture."

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

More News

Chicago Transit replacing airport escalator damaged in train wreck

The train wreck, which occurred in the early morning of March 24, 2014, when the operator allegedly fell asleep, injured more than 30 people and caused roughly $9 million in damage. The lead railcar had to be cut up to remove it from the escalator.

DART takes delivery of first streetcar for new service

The vehicle, which was a designed and built by Brookville Equipment Corp., will be the first streetcar in the U.S. that utilizes wireless traction power.

NJ TRANSIT marks Newark Penn Station's 80th year

Opened in 1935, Newark Penn Station is listed on both the State and National Registers of Historic Places. The station was originally designed and still operates as an intermodal facility serving pedestrian, taxi, bus and private vehicle traffic generated by the more than 50,000 transit customers who use the station each day.

Calgary Transit trains, buses breaking down more often

Part of the problem is an aging fleet, according to officials. Calgary Transit placed a $200-million deal in 2013 to buy 60 new light rail vehicles; however, those vehicles will not be operational until 2016.

Alstom to develop zero-emission train

The new trains for Hermann-Hesse railway line will be completely emission-free. In times of increasing energy costs and higher level of pollution, the development of this technology is essential.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

Please sign in or register to .    Close