Hamburger Hochbahn AG awarded Alstom – Bombardier Transportation consortium a contract for the supply 13 additional DT5 metros, bringing the total number of this type metro trains to 131. The new trains are scheduled to go into service in December 2020.
As part of this contract, Alstom will provide mechanical elements, including the bogies and braking system, while Bombardier will supply electrical and traction equipment, passenger information system and vehicle control technology. Assembly will take place at Alstom’s site in Salzgitter, Germany. Alstom’s share of the contract is worth over EUR 40 million.
The DT5 metro fleet has been in service in Hamburg since 2012. So far, the Alstom-Bombardier consortium has delivered 46 metros out of the 131 units ordered by Hochbahn to respond to steadily increasing ridership in the city. Alstom had previously provided Hamburg metro with the DT2, in consortium with Kiepe, DT3, in consortium with BBC and Kiepe and DT4 fleets in consortium with Bombardier, with a total of 462 trainsets.