posted on 7th Jan 2022 15:07
On 29 December 2021, Alstom has won an order to supply 17 Coradia Stream High Capacity EMUs to DB Regio for the Main-Weser network. Consisting of 13 four-car and four five-car trainsets, the 160 km/h 15 kV 16.7 Hz fleet is planned to start working on the RMV (Rhein-Main-Verkehrsverbund) Line 30 Frankfurt - Giessen - Kassel from the timetable change on 15 December 2024, offering up to 15 % more space than the locomotive hauled trains currently in use.
The four-car Coradia Stream HC EMUs will consist of two double-deck driving trailers and two single-deck powered intermediate cars, having a 2'2 '+ Bo'Bo' + Bo'Bo'+ 2'2' axle arrangement and a total of 420 seats. The five-car version will have an additional double-deck intermediate trailer in the centre, and will have a 2'2 '+ Bo'Bo' + 2'2' + Bo'Bo'+ 2'2' axle arrangement and a total of 540 seats. When operated in a mulitiple of four and five-car units, capacity can be increased to up to 960 seats, more than any regional train previously used on this line.
DB Regio’s new trains will also provide an easy access to passengers. The 600 mm entrance height at all doors will ensure swift, barrier-free access at nearly all stations. Alstom will assemble the new trains at its Salzgitter works. We asked Alstom for more technical data of the new vehicle (traction power, brake power, dimensions and weights), and we are waiting for an answer.
This is a second contract for this type from Germany, after the LNVG order from February 2021.