Germany: Hessische Landesbahn (HLB) has awarded Alstom a contract for 30 Coradia Lint regional trains.
Alstom will begin delivering on the contract, which is worth in the region of 120 million euros (132 million USD), in time for the trains to enter passenger service from 2022. Each train will have 120 seats and run on the Wetterau West-East subnetwork. They have a top speed of 140km/h. From a design perspective the trains will feature large windows, giving them a bright, airy feel.
“We have been using Coradia Lint vehicles successfully in our networks for many years. We appreciate the continuity in the cooperation with Alstom and would like to emphasize that we have been supplied punctually and completely in all projects so far. We are convinced that Alstom will succeed in doing the same in the Wetterau region.”
The Coradia Lint 41 trains are diesel multiple units. They comply with accessibility regulations in that they have two multi-purpose areas for wheelchairs that can also be used for pushchairs and bicycles, and accessible toilets.
Furthermore, passengers can enjoy wifi, power sockets by the seats and a real-time passenger information system. Lastly, the trains come equipped with a video surveillance system.
“The new order by HLB is a further success for our proven and best-selling Coradia Lint. We look forward to accompanying HLB in the delivery of reliable and comfortable train services to their passengers in the Wetterau area.”
One of the new features of these trains is that they are the first diesel trains that fulfil the new European Stage V emission standard. Alstom will manufacture them at its site in Salzgitter, which is one of its largest production sites in the world.
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