Hesse regional rail operator, Hessische Landesbahn (HLB), awarded Alstom a EUR 120 million contract to supply 30 Coradia Lint regional trains which will enter services from 2022.
The trains are the first Coradia Lint 41 to be equipped with diesel engines fulfilling the new European Stage V emission standard. They are to be manufactured at Alstom’s plant in Salzgitter, Germany.
The Coradia Lint 41 DMUs each possess two multi-purpose areas for wheelchairs, prams and bicycles as well as barrier-free universal toilets. They are equipped with Wi-Fi, power outlets in the seats, a passenger information system with monitors for real-time data and video surveillance to ensure a high level of passenger safety.
The trains will have 120 seats, will be more spacious and bright, with large windows, and will be equipped for passengers with reduced mobility.
The Coradia Lint have a maximum operating speed of 140 km/h and boast high acceleration.
They will enter operation on Wetterau West-East subnetwork on Gießen – Gelnhausen, Wölfersheim-Södel – Friedberg (- Frankfurt), Nidda – Friedberg (- Frankfurt) lines as well as on the routed of Horlofftalbahn (Wölfersheim-Södel to Hungen) and Lumdatalbahn in case of reactivation.