The order includes 38 additional Diesel regional trains Coradia Lint to be manufactured at the Alstom Salzgitter site in Lower Saxony. The trains will start commercial service in the Southwest diesel network of Germany in 2015.
Coradia Lint, which meets the most stringent emission standards, can run at a speed of up to 140 kilometres per hours and 90 per cent of the particle emissions are eliminated thanks to exhaust gas cleaning and inner-engine measures. An innovative engine management leads also to diesel fuel savings and the consequential reduction in CO2 emissions of around 10 per cent.
These trains will be equipped with air conditioning system and a low floor to facilitate access on board. For reduced mobility passengers, each trainset will provide two wheelchair spaces and intercom units as well as a ramp for bridging the gap between the train and the platform. Equipped with monitoring cameras, the new trains will increase passenger safety.
“This contract for the Southwest Diesel Network, is another success for the Coradia Lint. With more than 650 trains already sold in the past 15 years, we offer Deutsche Bahn and its passengers a proven and environmentally friendly solution,” said Alstom Transport president Henri Poupart-Lafarge.
Thu Huong (vir.com.vn)