Landesanstalt Schienenfahrzeuge Baden-Württemberg (SFBW) awarded Alstom a EUR 80 million contract for the supply of 18 Coradia Lint regional trains which will start operation on the Zollernalbbahn network in southern Germany.
The new trains, which will be built at Alstom’s site in Salzgitter, Lower Saxony will be delivered in the second half of 2020.
The Coradia Lint 54 is a fuel-efficient diesel multiple-unit train that can reach a maximum operating speed of 140 km/h. The two-part trains have low floors and have a seating capacity for a total of 150 passengers, as well as 18 bicycle parking spaces. They are characterized by a comfortable, spacious seating arrangement in which almost every fixed seat is equipped with tables for laptops. The trains are all equipped with WLAN, an entertainment and passenger information system with monitors for static and dynamic information and video surveillance to ensure a high level of passenger safety.
“Following the delivery of these trains there will be a total of 33 of our proven and reliable Coradia Lint vehicles in operation in Baden-Württemberg. With this order we will once again prove our delivery reliability, accommodating an extremely tight timeframe. As with the delivery for the ‘Ulmer Stern’ network, we will manufacture and deliver the trains in less than a year and a half,” said Jörg Nikutta, Managing Director of Alstom for Germany and Austria.