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13 June 2016
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Bombardier will Supply 43 Talent 2 Trains for Abellio Rail

Bombardier Transportation has been contracted by Abellio Rail Südwest to supply a new fleet of Talent 2 multiple-unit trains.

Valued at around $244m, the contract requires Bombardier to supply 43 of the trains, including 24 three-car and 19 five-car sets. Deliveries will be completed by June 2020.

The new trains will be operated on the Stuttgart regional network in Baden-Württemberg’s Neckar Valley region in Germany.

Abellio’s CEO Stephan Krenz said: [quote font_size=”20″]”With these new vehicles, we also want to set new standards in Baden-Württemberg, which attain the same quality of leadership we have achieved on the North Rhine-Westphalia networks.”[/quote]

Bombardier will produce the multiple-unit trains at its facilities in Hennigsdorf. They will be equipped with Wi-Fi can be adapted and used as both commuter and regional transport.

Bombardier Transportation’s Central and Eastern Europe mainline and metros president Germar Wacker said:
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“This order is a great achievement for Bombardier’s rail business and it also signifies the continuation of our successful and cooperative relationship with Abellio.

“We are pleased that Abellio relies on our modern Talent 2 trains to further expand its mobility offering in Germany. These vehicles feature a high degree of passenger comfort and score points with their strong performance in terms of energy efficiency and reliability.”


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