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Alstom has signed a contract to supply 130 Coradia Stream High Capacity (HC) electric double-deck trains to Landesanstalt Schienenfahrzeuge Baden-Württemberg (SFBW) for the Baden-Württemberg network, in Germany.
In addition to the delivery of the trains, Alstom has been contracted to provide full-service maintenance for a period of 30 years to ensure the trains’ seamless availability. Furthermore, the contract reserves an option to order up to 100 additional trains. The total contract value is almost 2.5 billion euro for the first 130 trains and their maintenance for over 30 years.
Müslüm Yakisan, President of Alstom Region DACH, said: “This contract undoubtedly marks a milestone in the cooperation 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.”
The four-car trains consist of two double-deck control cars and two single-deck middle cars, for a total of 380 seats. They have a length of 106 metres and can operate in multiple traction.
Winfried Hermann, Minister of Transport Baden-Württemberg, said: “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 (LCC 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 trains are built according to SFBW requirements and contribute to modern transport in the region. Air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, numerous charging options for mobile phones and laptops, as well as reading lamps contribute to a pleasant travel experience.
Volker M. Heepen, Managing Director Landesanstalt Schienenfahrzeuge Baden-Württemberg, said: “Regarding the vehicle design, we have paid particular attention to passenger comfort. There will be reclining seats, well-designed seating landscapes, areas for people with reduced mobility, as well as an innovative lighting concept and strong Wi-Fi.”
Photo credit: Alstom Advanced & Creative Design