Alstom Will Deliver 130 Locomotives to Baden, Germany

Coradia Stream SFBW

Alstom, the world leader in smart and sustainable mobility, has signed a contract to supply 130 Coradia Stream High Capacity (HC) electric double-decker trains to the Landesanstalt Schienenfahrzeuge Baden-Württemberg (SFBW) for the Baden-Württemberg network in Germany. In addition to the delivery of the trains, Alstom is contracted to provide full-service maintenance for a period of 30 years to ensure the uninterrupted availability of the trains. In addition, the contract reserves the option to order up to 100 additional trains. Worth around €130 billion for the first 2,5 trains and with over 30 years of maintenance, this is Alstom's largest ever order in Germany.

“This contract is undoubtedly 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,” said Müslüm Yakisan, Alstom Regional DACH President. “I am delighted that our high-capacity concept has appealed to SFBW and that Alstom has been chosen as the partner of choice for the future of mobility in Baden-Württemberg. This decision is proof that our green and digital solutions best meet the needs of today and tomorrow for regional mobility in Germany.”

“When we signed 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 for regional rail transport that have yet to be reached in Germany. These trains are sprinters in local transport. “We want to attract more passengers with these trains,” said Winfried Hermann, Minister of Transport for Baden-Württemberg. “Alstom must ensure the daily ability of trains to run smoothly within the framework of the so-called life cycle model (LCC model). Despite the very powerful vehicles with a top speed of 200 km/h, we have also taken care to produce very energy efficient vehicles. Alstom will also be responsible for energy consumption during the contract period.”

“We paid special attention to passenger comfort in vehicle design. There will be recliners, well-designed seating areas, areas for people with reduced mobility, as well as an innovative lighting concept and powerful Wi-Fi,” adds Volker M. Heepen, Managing Director of Landesanstalt Schienenfahrzeuge Baden-Württemberg.

The four-car trains consist of two double-deck control cars and two single-deck middle cars for a total of 380 seats. They have a length of 106 meters and can operate in multiple traction. Trains are built to SFBW requirements and contribute to modern transportation in the region. Air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, numerous charging options for mobile phones and laptops, and reading lights all add to an enjoyable travel experience.

In addition, relaxation areas, conference and family compartments offer a high level of comfort, while multi-purpose compartments offer space for large luggage, strollers and bicycles. Wide single-leaf doors and optimized opening and closing times ensure fast entry and exit. Passengers with reduced mobility can enjoy the luxury of traveling with the same comfort as other passengers. For example, the door sills of the vehicles provide step-free access from the standard platform, which is 760 mm above the rails, and for stations with different platform heights, there are special elevators in the cabin for wheelchair passengers.

Within the scope of the lighthouse project known as “Digital Node Stuttgart” (DKS), Germany's first digitized railway node, trains are also equipped with modern signaling and automation technology. They will be operational in 2025 simultaneously with the first two divisions of DKS. The subsequent upgrade of vehicles to TSI CCS 2022, the future evolution of the European standard for cross-border traffic in the European Economic Area, will be implemented by mid-2027. This will allow all three parts of the DKS to be used.

Alstom is entitled to retrofit contracts for existing fleets of SFBW Talent 3 and Flirt 3 vehicles. kazanwas. The new Coradia Stream High Capacity trains will also be equipped with vehicle devices for European Train Control System (ETCS) level 2 and 3, as well as Automated Train Operation (ATO) in Automation Degree 2 (GoA). For the first time in Germany, newly built vehicles will be equipped with a Train Integrity Monitoring System (TIMS) and ETCS Level 3 and, in partial stages, the Future Railway Mobile Communications System (FRMCS). This enables tighter, more intense and more energy efficient driving through digitally predictive signaling and driving commands. It increases the efficiency and reliability of regional transportation, especially on lines that are heavily used. With an overall smoother rail service, passengers can expect more frequent and secure connections. In this way, by combining sustainability, capacity and comfort with Coradia Stream High Capacity, Alstom contributes to making regional transportation greener, smarter and more comfortable in the long run.

Coradia Stream is a state-of-the-art, low-floor, high-performance electric multiple unit (EMU) with a top speed of up to 200 km/h, offering a modular design that allows operators to choose the best configuration. and drink. Developed for the European market, Coradia Stream can operate on all major European power supply systems. In total, more than 730 trains based on the Coradia Stream train family were ordered in Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Germany, Denmark and Spain, resulting in a proven product. The train family also offers emission-free traction solutions such as batteries or hydrogen for non-electrified lines.

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