Alstom has signed a contract to supply 130 Coradia Stream High Capacity electric double-decker trains to Landesanstalt Schienenfahrzeuge Baden-Württemberg (SFBW) in Baden-Württemberg, Germany.
The electric multiple unit (EMU) trains can reach maximum speeds of 200 kilometres per hour and consist of two double-decker control cars and two single-decker middle cars, providing a total of 380 seats.
To ensure the trains are seamlessly available and reliable, Alstom has also been contracted to supply full-service maintenance for a period of 30 years. In addition, the contract reserves an option for SFBW to order up to 100 additional trains.
With a value of almost 2.5 billion EUR for the first 130 trains and their maintenance for 30 years, this is Alstom’s largest order in Germany to date.
“This contract undoubtedly marks a milestone in the co-operation between Alstom and the state of Baden-Württemberg. State-of-the-art trains like our Coradia Stream High Capacity are the best answer to the question of how to meet the growing need for sustainable and future-proof mobility solutions in Germany. I am extremely pleased that our high-capacity concept is appealing to SFBW and that Alstom was selected as the preferred partner for the future of mobility in Baden-Württemberg. This decision is proof that our green and digital solutions optimally address today and tomorrow’s needs for regional mobility in Germany.”
Each vehicle will be fitted with air-conditioning, free wifi, charging ports and reading lamps. Lounge areas, conference rooms and family compartments will further enhance the passenger experience, while the multi-purpose compartments will contain space for large luggage, prams and bicycles.
Furthermore, wide doors and optimised opening and closing times will allow for quick loading and unloading, while the doorsills provide step-free access at standard 760mm platforms.
“When awarding the contract, we set very high standards for the performance and technology of the vehicles. In terms of passenger comfort, we are setting new standards in regional rail transport that have not yet been achieved in Germany. These trains are sprinters in local transport. We want to attract many additional passengers with these trains. Alstom has to ensure seamless operational capability of the trains on a daily basis within the framework of the so-called life cycle model. Care was also taken to ensure that, despite very powerful vehicles with a top speed of 200 km/h, we also get very energy-efficient vehicles. Alstom will also be responsible for energy consumption for the duration of the contract.”
The Coradia Stream High Capacity trains will also be equipped with modern signalling and automation technology for use on Germany’s first digitised railway node, the Digital Node Stuttgart (DKS). Furthermore, the trains will be equipped with the European Train Control System level 2 and 3, as well as vehicle devices for Automatic Train Operation at Grade of Automation 2.
This technology will help increase the efficiency and reliability of regional rail services and provide passengers with attractive and sustainable transport options in Baden-Württemberg.
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