Austrian Federal Railways Sign Call-Off Order for 25 Bombardier TALENT 3 Trains
Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) and Bombardier Transportation and have agreed a call-off order for the delivery of twenty-five Bombardier TALENT 3 trains, with the option for an additional five trains, for approximately 188 million euros. This second order from ÖBB is based on a framework from 2016 which agreed an order for up to 300 trains.
All 25 trains are six-carriage electric multiple units, with six driven axles for improved acceleration. The carriages also have up to 50% higher capacity than the previous generation of Bombardier Talent trains thanks to their wide railcar bodies.
19 of the 25 vehicles will be used in Tyrol and the remaining six trains will provide transit between South Tyrol and Italy. The trains for Tyrol will be delivered in 2020 and the trains for South Tyrol in 2021.
Evelyn Palla, Board Member of ÖBB-Personenverkehr AG, said:
“With this procurement, ÖBB is systematically continuing its fleet renewal.This ensures both accessibility and a state-of-the-art comfort standard in local and regional transport for Tyrol.”
Christian Diewald, Head of Bombardier Transportation in Austria, said:
“It is a huge gesture of trust for Bombardier and a great confirmation of the new TALENT 3 regional train that ÖBB decided to purchase a second order before the first trains were even delivered,” says. “We are looking forward to continuing our trusting collaboration with ÖBB. Together, we will successfully implement the expansion and modernisation of the transportation options in Austria.”
ÖBB already operates 187 Bombardier TALENT trains around Austria.