Alstom to deliver 19 electric regional trains
Posted on 14 Dec 2019 and read 770 times
Alstom is set to deliver 19 Coradia Continental electric regional trains to the state of Baden-
The contract, signed with DB Regio, is worth about 120 million euros. The trains will be built at Alstom’s site in Salzgitter; from December 2022, they will be gradually deployed on the routes from Karlsruhe to Heilbronn and Achern, as well as the route via Freudenstadt to Herrenberg.
The trains are specifically designed to cope with the steep gradients encountered on the tracks running through the Black Forest.
Jörg Nikutta, managing director of Alstom in Germany and Austria (www.alstom.com
), said: “Passengers in the Karlsruhe region can look forward to modern, proven and reliable trains.
“Our trains not only satisfy passengers, but are also known for outstanding reliability and availability, thus offering absolute planning security for operators.”
The Coradia Continental is part of Alstom’s Coradia range of modular trains. To date, over 2,800 Coradia trains have been sold, and 2,400 are currently in service in Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Sweden and Canada.