Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Deutsche Bahn unit orders 90 Bombardier EMUs

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Bombardier Transportation says it will supply 90 of its 430 series electric multiple unit (EMU) trains to Germany’s DB Regio AG, worth $648 million, to serve the Frankfurt metropolitan area.

Bombardier DB RegioThe new 90 four-car electric multiple units of the 430 series are to be used in the suburban-network Kleyer. The trains are able to accelerate rapidly and can reach speeds of up to 140 km/h (about 87 mph) during operation.

The EMUs have 24 electric swivel-sliding doors, enabling easier and more rapid passenger flow. The trains will also provide a spacious multi-purpose area to ensure greater convenience for passengers traveling with bicycles. Energy-saving indirect LED lighting integrated in the luggage racks enhances the interior ambience. Information on connecting trains is displayed in real-time via a modern passenger information system with a monitor in each of the entrance areas.

Bombardier notes the move follows a similar order for 87 430 series EMUs for the Stuttgart region; production of this order is under way.