Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) and Bombardier signed a call-off order for the delivery of 25 six-car Talent 3 trains. This second call-off is based on a framework agreement signed in 2016 for up to 300 trains. The total value of this order is EUR 188 million and includes an option for an additional 5 trains.
Of the 25 new six-car electric multiple units, 19 vehicles will be used in Tyrol. The remaining six trains will be used in South Tyrol for cross-border traffic to Italy. This will increase the transport options on the major connections between rural and urban areas in the Austrian region of Tyrol, and in South Tyrol and Italy. The delivery of the trains for Tyrol is scheduled for 2020, with the trains for South Tyrol scheduled for 2021.
The new Talent 3 allows for up to 50 per cent higher seating capacity in comparison to the previous generation. Thus, this train allows for a more rapid passenger changeover and maximum travel comfort. The trains are capable of strong spurts and score points with six driven axles for high acceleration capacity. 187 Talent trains are operated by ÖBB in Austria.
“With this procurement, ÖBB is systematically continuing its fleet renewal. This ensures both accessibility and a state-of-the-art comfort standard in local and regional transport for Tyrol,” Evelyn Palla, Board Member of ÖBB-Personenverkehr AG said.