Alstom Receives Order for 32 Coradia Continental Regional Trains from Hessische Landesbahn

Alstom has received an order from Hessische Landesbahn GmbH (HLB) to supply 32 Coradia Continental electric multiple units.

The order is divided into a total of twelve 4-car and 20 5-car trains and has a total value of around 200m euros (243.38m USD).

Alstom Coradia Continental for Hessische Landesbahn (HLB)
Alstom Coradia Continental for Hessische Landesbahn (HLB)

The Coradia Continental reaches an operating speed of up to 160 km/h and offers 200 and 280 seats respectively as four and five section units. More than 3,300 Coradia trains have been sold to date and around 2,900 are currently operating in Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Sweden and Canada.

These new trains will be deployed on the Central Hesse subnetwork operated by HLB starting in December 2023 and will operate on Line RB37 ­– Kirchain to Frankfurt Central Station via Marburg and Giessen, Line RB40 – Dillenburg to Frankfurt Central Station via Gießen, Line RB41 – Schwalmstadt to Frankfurt Central Station via Treysa and Giessen, and Line RB49 – Giessen to Hanau Central Station via Freidburg.

Müslüm Yakisan, President of Alstom in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, said:

“We are delighted that Hessische Landesbahn has once again opted for our state-of-the-art electric multiple units... I am particularly pleased that HLB has once again put its trust in Alstom, 35 identical trains have been running very reliably on HLB's Southern Hesse-Untermain subnetwork since 2018.”

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