Alstom announced it has won an order to supply 17 modern high-capacity Coradia Stream electric multiple units to DB Regio for the Main-Weser network in Germany, according to the company's press release.
Consisting of 13 four-car and four five-car trainsets, the new trains will run on Germany’s Main-Weser subnetwork operating between Frankfurt, Giessen, Marburg and Kassel, and will support the planned timetable change on Dec. 15, 2024.
“We are very pleased that DB Regio has chosen our modern Coradia Stream high-capacity train for their RE 30 line between Frankfurt and Kassel to the East. These comfortable trains will provide passengers on the Main-Weser Express with a premium travel experience and additional space," says Müslüm Yakisan, president of Alstom’s DACH region. “DB Regio’s decision is further evidence that Alstom has precisely the right product to meet our customers’ need to increase capacity.”
In addition to increasing capacity during peak hours, the new Coradia Stream trains will also enhance the travel experience with additional seating, more space, and free Wi-Fi.
“We are very proud and happy that RMV has chosen DB Regio in the "Main-Weser" award procedure. With the new, modern double-decker vehicles, we are sending a strong signal - for climate protection and strengthening of the railways," said Maik Dreser, chairman of the DB Regio Mitte Regional Directorate.
DB Regio’s new trains will also provide easy access to passengers. The 600-millimetre access height at all entrances will ensure access at nearly all stations. In addition, the train offers 30 bicycles spaces.
Alstom will assemble the trains for Main-Weser network at its site in Salzgitter, Germany. The project office with project and contract management, product validation and commissioning, documentation, training and warranty will be executed in Germany.