Germany: Alstom To Supply Coradia Continental Electric Trains to Hessische Landesbahn GmbH

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Alstom has won a contract worth 160 million to deliver 30 Coradia Continental electrical trains to the Hessische Landesbahn GmbH (HLB) in Hesse, Germany.

The trains will begin passenger service in December 2018 on the Sdhessen-Untermain network, linking the cities of Wiesbaden, Mainz, Darmstadt, Frankfurt and Aschaffenburg, in west-central Germany.

The Coradia Continental regional train runs at 160 km/h. They possess good acceleration characteristics which further reduce travel time. The trainsets of 13 three-cars and 17 four-cars will be capable of transporting up to 350 and 460 passengers respectively.

Great effort has been made to ensure the comfort of passengers. Multi-purpose areas allow space for wheelchairs, bicycles and pushchairs. The traction equipment is placed on the roof, enabling a spacious interior allowing for a large central aisle for ease of movement. Coradia Continentals are fitted with Wi-Fi throughout the train, with power outlets for laptops and a real-time passenger information system which also provides connection information.

Didier Pfleger, Vice President Germany & Austria of Alstom said:

We are pleased that our long term customer HLB which ordered a variety of our diesel trains has chosen our modern electrical solutions manufactured at Alstoms site in Salzgitter (Germany). For the first time the Coradia Continental will meet the new standards for interoperability of locomotives and passenger cars.

Veit Salzmann, Managing Director of HLB GmbH said:

As a longtime partner, we are pleased to continue in the future the good cooperation with the company Alstom and to expand our fleet with Coradia Continental electric trains .

Coradia Continental is part of Alstoms Coradia range of modular trains, which are the result of 30 years experience and established technical solutions. In excess of 2,200 Coradia trains have been sold in total, with 1,900 currently running in Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Canada.

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