HzL Hohenzollerische Landesbahn AG has awarded Alstom a contract to supply the German railway company with 10 Coradia Lint regional trains. The trains will be delivered by May 2019 and will service the lines in the RE Ulm-Aalen, RB Ulm-Langenau and RB Ulm-Munderkingen. The order is worth approximately 50 million euros.
“With this contract Alstom’s Coradia Lint will for the first time serve in the Baden-Württemberg region,” remarked Jochen Slabon, sales director for Alstom in Germany and Austria. “Alstom’s well-proven regional trains will be a real enrichment for the region and bring passenger comfort to a new level.”
The Coradia Lint 54 multiple units can reach a maximum operating speed of 140 km/h. The 2-car trains ordered by HzL can seat a total of 150 passengers and include 18 bike stances. Most of the fixed seats have tables for laptops. The trains feature Wi-Fi, passenger information systems and video surveillance.
Tobias Harms, HzL chief technology officer, said, “The Lint from Alstom is an absolutely new feature in our train fleet. We are very excited about the new trains and are happy to be able to offer our future passengers a high comfort.”
The diesel multiple units will be built at Alstom’s plant in Salzgitter.