Alstom Supplying Regional Trains
By Jack Burke20 December 2018
Alstom will supply 25 Coradia Lint regional trains to Bayerische Oberlandbahn GmbH (BOB).
The diesel-powered 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 traveling in modern, quiet trains with high accessibility,” said Jörg Nikutta, managing director of Alstom in Germany and Austria.
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 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.
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 and more than 2800 Coradia trains have been sold so far and around 2300 are currently in service.