Under a EUR 360 million contract, Alstom will supply to the Grand Est region 39 additional Coradia Polyvalent trains between 2022 and 2024.
30 four-car trains will be used for cross-border transport in Germany serving the states of Saarland, Rhineland-Palatinate and Baden-Württemberg. The trains, which will run at 160 km/h, are dual mode – dual voltage 25 kV / 15 kV and they comply with German safety requirements. The trains offer a first-class zone and an area for bicycles, and will incorporate the new TSI PRM 2014 standard, offering more spacious toilets to facilitate movement for passengers with reduced mobility. The first cross-border trains will be delivered at the end of 2023.
The remaining 9 trains, consisting of five 4-car and four 6-car trains, will be added to the existing fleet for domestic connections. These new trains will benefit from the same special features as those already in operation in the Grand Est region.
The Grand Est region already ordered 40 Coradia Polyvalent trains, of which 36 have already been delivered.