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Alstom to supply 32 more DT5 metros for Hamburg

Posted on 17 Jul 2019 and read 951 times
Alstom to supply 32 more DT5 metros for HamburgAlstom, in partnership with Bombardier Transportation, will supply another 32 DT5 metro trains to Hamburger Hochbahn AG (Hochbahn).

The contract is worth some 186 million euros, of which Alstom’s share amounts to over 100 million euros.

Alstom (www.alstom.com) will supply the mechanical parts, the bogies and the mechanical braking system, while Bombardier will supply the electrical equipment, the driving system, the passenger information system and the vehicle control system.

The trains, which will be assembled at Alstom’s site in Salzgitter (Lower Saxony), are scheduled to enter service from January 2021 onwards.

Jörg Nikutta, managing director of Alstom in Germany and Austria, said: “For many years now, our vehicles have been shaping mobility in Hamburg.

“This order confirms that customers and passengers are satisfied with our vehicles and will continue to rely on the DT5 trains in the future.

“With this order, we will have delivered a total of 163 vehicles to Hamburg.”

The DT5 metro fleet has been in operation in Hamburg since autumn 2012. Hochbahn has now ordered a total of 163 metro trains of this generation in order to cope with the increasing number of passengers in the city.

Alstom had already delivered DT2, DT3 and DT4 fleets — a total of 462 trains — to the Hamburg subway system. The DT5 subways are environment-friendly, featuring lightweight stainless-steel carriage bodies and a regenerative braking system.