Bayerische Oberlandbahn GmbH orders 25 Coradia Lint from Alstom
Passengers travelling in Upper Bavaria, Germany, will soon experience higher levels of comfort and safety on the rail network.
Alstom has signed a contract with Bayerische Oberlandbahn GmbH (BOB) for the supply of 25 Coradia Lint regional trains, which will operate in the Bavarian Oberland, located in Upper Bavaria, on the lines Munich–Holzkirchen Lenggries/Tegernsee/Bayrischzell.
Operation of the vehicles is planned to begin in summer 2020, with the Coradia Lint trainsets being 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 travelling comfort in the Bavarian Oberland. The region’s passengers can look forward to travelling in modern, quiet trains with high accessibility,” said Jörg Nikutta, Managing Director of Alstom in Germany and Austria.
The Coradia Lint can run at a maximum operating speed of 140km/h. The two-unit trains have an access height of 730mm and seating capacity for a total of 158 passengers and 12 bicycle places. Characterised by a comfortable seat arrangement and flexible multi-purpose areas, all trains are equipped with laptop sockets, a passenger information system and video surveillance to guarantee high passenger safety.
Fabian Amini, Chairman of the Management Board of Bayerische Oberlandbahn GmbH, said: “The early changeover to new trainsets means a qualitative quantum leap for our passengers and us. For the next big step, we hope a decision will soon be made for the electrification of the Oberland.”
Coradia Lint trains have operated in more than 30 networks in Germany, Europe and Canada since 2000. The trains belong to Alstom’s Coradia range of modular trains – more than 2,800 Coradia trains have been sold so far and around 2,300 are currently in service.