Alstom has signed a contract with Bayerische Oberlandbahn GmbH (BOB) for the supply of 25 Coradia Lint regional trains. The trains will operate in the Bavarian Oberland, located in Upper Bavaria, on the lines Munich–Holzkirchen Lenggries/Tegernsee/Bayrischzell, beginning in summer 2020. The Coradia Lint trainsets will be built at Alstom’s production site in Salzgitter, Lower Saxony.
“We are pleased that our proven Coradia Lint will contribute to higher reliability and increased traveling comfort in the Bavarian Oberland. The region’s passengers can look forward to travelling in modern, quiet trains with high accessibility,” says Jörg Nikutta, Managing Director of Alstom in Germany and Austria.
Fabian Amini, Chairman of the Management Board of Bayerische Oberlandbahn GmbH, adds: “The early changeover to new trainsets means a qualitative quantum leap for our passengers and us so that all employees are also full of anticipation for the new vehicles. As a next big step, we hope a decision will soon be taken for the electrification of the Oberland.”
The Coradia Lint can run at a maximum operating speed of 140 km/h. The two-unit trains have an access height of 730 millimetres and seating capacity for a total of 158 passengers and 12 bicycle places. They are characterised by a comfortable, generous seat arrangement and flexible multi-purpose areas. All trains are equipped with laptop sockets, a passenger information system as well as video surveillance to guarantee high passenger safety.
Coradia Lint trains have operated in more than 30 networks in Germany, Europe and Canada since 2000. Thanks to continuous improvements, they offer the highest standard of safety, noise reduction and low emissions and can boast very high availability. The trains belong to Alstom’s Coradia range of modular trains, which benefits from over 30 years of expertise and proven technical solutions. More than 2,800 Coradia trains have been sold so far and around 2,300 are currently in service.