Alstom awarded £106m contract to bring new trains to Hessische Landesbahn in Germany

Alstom Coradia Lint Train
Credit: Alstom

Alstom has announced that it has been awarded a contract which will see 30 Coradia Lint regional trains supplied to Hessische Landesbahn.

The contract is worth approximately worth €120 million (approx £106m).

The trains have 120 seats and have spaces for disabled passengers. The trains are equipped with Wi-Fi, power outlets and a passenger information system

They will run on the Wetterau West-East subnetwork from 2022.

The new trains are to be manufactured in Salzgitter, Germany, at one of Alstom’s largest production sites worldwide

The Coradia Lint trains have a maximum operating speed of 140 km/h.

What did the officials say?

Veit Salzmann, HLB Managing Director, said:

“We have been using Coradia Lint vehicles successfully in our networks for many years. We appreciate the continuity in the cooperation with Alstom and would like to emphasize that we have been supplied punctually and completely in all projects so far. We are convinced that Alstom will succeed in doing the same in the Wetterau region”

Jörg Nikutta, Managing Director of Alstom Germany & Austria, said:

“The new order by HLB is a further success for our proven and best-selling Coradia Lint. We look forward to accompanying HLB in the delivery of reliable and comfortable train services to their passengers in the Wetterau area,”

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  1. Could Alstom build and manufacture new trains in the UK such as Electric, Bi-mode/Tri-mode, Battery and Hydrogen multiple units that could replace ageing diesel and electric trains in England, Scotland and Wales.

    Especially in the North of England, Greater Manchester, North Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, East Riding of Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, Merseyside including The Wirral. Southwest England, West-Country including Bristol, most parts of Wales, The North of Scotland including The Highlands. London & The Southeast, East of England, West Midlands including Birmingham and East Midlands.

    Since Alstom have manufactured the Class 334 ScotRail Juniper, South Western Railway Class 458/5 (formerly Class 458/0) Juniper, Avanti West Coast (formerly Virgin Trains) Class 390 Pendolino, former Gatwick Express Class 460. Transport for Wales (formerly Arriva Trains Wales) Class 175, Grand Central/East Midlands Railway Class 180 and London Underground 1995 Northern Line and 1996 Jubilee Line Stocks


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