Alstom to Supply 19 Coradia Trains to Baden-Württemberg

Alstom is to deliver 19 Coradia Continental electric regional trains to DB Regio, who will operate them in the German state of Baden-Württemberg. The contract is worth 120 million euros.

Alstom will manufacture the Coradia Continental electrical regional trains at its site in Salzgitter. From December 2022, these new trains will gradually enter service on routes between Karlsruhe and Heilbronn, Karlsruhe and Achern, and Freudenstadt to Herrenberg.

Alstom Coradia Continental for DB Regio Baden Wuerttemberg
Alstom Coradia Continental for DB Regio Baden Württemberg

DB Regio will acquire the new trains on behalf of the Ministry of Transport of Baden-Württemberg. Once delivered, the Landesanstalt Schienenfahrzeuge Baden-Württemberg (SFBW) will become the owner. It will lease the vehicles to DB Regio for a period of 13 years – the duration of their transport contract.


Coradia Continental for Baden-Württemberg

Features that will enhance the passenger experience include high-performance wifi, a lot of space for bicycles as well as large multi-purpose areas.

Technically, these trains must be able to cope with the steep gradients that exist within the Black Forest.

Jörg Nikutta, Managing Director of Alstom in Germany and Austria said:

“Passengers in the Karlsruhe region can look forward to modern, proven and reliable trains. Our trains not only satisfy passengers, but are also known for outstanding reliability and availability, thus offering absolute planning security for operators.”

There are currently 2,400 Coradia trains in operation globally, with 2,800 units sold.

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