LNVG Orders 14 Additional Bombardier TWINDEXX Vario Coaches

LNVG, the public transport authority for Lower Saxony, has ordered a further 14 Bombardier TWINDEXX Vario coaches, bringing its total fleet to 246 double-decker coaches.

Bombardier will deliver 12 intermediate cars and two control cars. LNVG also operates 37 TRAXX locomotives.

Bombardier TWINDEXX Vario for LNVG
Bombardier TWINDEXX Vario for LNVG

The TWINDEXX Vario coaches are modular in design, meaning that operators can integrate them into existing train configurations to respond to demand. The coaches in this order will be equipped with video surveillance, wifi and a passenger information system.

Carmen Schwabl, Managing Director, LNVG, said:

“The coaches start service and will go into operation in autumn 2022. This will allow us to keep these highly demanded connections in the Hamburg area attractive and create more space for passengers, especially during rush hours.”

Since making its first delivery, Bombardier has also performed all the preventive and corrective maintenance works on LNVG’s fleet, producing an average availability of 99 percent. Bombardier will be responsible for maintaining the new coaches as well.

In 2019 Bombardier started performing the “General Inspection XL Dosto” for LNVG. This entails the comprehensive modernisation of 88 double-decker coaches, electric and diesel locomotives in order to keep their performance high in the second half of their lifespan. This programme is to be complete by 2024 and the first modernised vehicles are already back in service.

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