Alstom has signed a contract to deliver 130 Coradia Stream high-capacity electric double-deck trains to Germany, together with their maintenance for 30 years.
The contract, valued at up to 2.5 billion euros, is to supply 130 Coradia Stream trains to Landesanstalt Schienenfahrzeuge Baden-Württemberg (SFBW) for the Baden-Württemberg network, with the option for up to 100 additional trains.
To ensure the trains’ seamless availability, they have contracted Alstom to provide full-service maintenance for 30 years. The total contract value is almost 2.5 billion euro for the first 130 trains and their maintenance for over 30 years.
The trains consist of two double-deck control cars and two single-deck middle cars, with a total of 380 seats and include air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, numerous charging options for mobile phones and laptops, and reading lamps. They also feature lounge areas, conference and family compartments which offer a high level of comfort, and multi-purpose compartments that provide space for large luggage, prams, and bicycles.
The trains are also equipped with modern signalling and automation technology that operates with “Digital Node Stuttgart” (DKS), which is Germany’s first digitised railway node. They will start operation in 2025 at the same time as the first two sections of the DKS.
Müslüm Yakisan, President of Alstom Region DACH, said“This contract undoubtedly marks a milestone in the cooperation between Alstom and the state of Baden-Württemberg. State-of-the-art trains like our Coradia Stream High Capacity are the best answer to the question of how to meet the growing need for sustainable and future-proof mobility solutions in Germany.”
“I am extremely pleased that our high-capacity concept is appealing to SFBW and that Alstom was selected as the preferred partner for the future of mobility in Baden-Württemberg. This decision is proof that our green and digital solutions optimally address today and tomorrow’s needs for regional mobility in Germany.”
Winfried Hermann, Minister of Transport Baden-Württemberg, said “When awarding the contract, we set very high standards for the performance and technology of the vehicles. In terms of passenger comfort, we are setting new standards in regional rail transport that have not yet been achieved in Germany. These trains are sprinters in local transport. We want to attract many additional passengers with these trains.”
“Alstom has to ensure seamless operational capability of the trains on a daily basis within the framework of the so-called life cycle model (LCC model). Care was also taken to ensure that, despite very powerful vehicles with a top speed of 200 km/h, we also get very energy-efficient vehicles. Alstom will also be responsible for energy consumption for the duration of the contract.”
Volker M. Heepen, Managing Director Landesanstalt Schienenfahrzeuge Baden-Württemberg, added “Regarding the vehicle design, we have paid particular attention to passenger comfort. There will be reclining seats, well-designed seating landscapes, areas for people with reduced mobility, as well as an innovative lighting concept and strong Wi-Fi.”