posted on 4th Apr 2022 09:34
On 4 April 2022, Alstom has signed a contract with DB Regio for 29 Coradia Stream High-Capacity EMUs. They will be used on the RE50 Frankfurt/M - Fulda - Bebra (Kinzigtalbahn) and RB51 Frankfurt/M - Wächtersbach lines starting in December 2025. This follows the contracts awarded to Alstom in 2021 by LNVG (Expresskreuz Bremen/Niedersachsen) and DB Regio (Main-Weser-Teilnetz).
Maik Dreser, Chairman of the Regional Management DB Regio Mitte, said: „These new trains will accelerate faster. This will allow for a tighter interval, reducing travel time on the RE50 between Frankfurt and Fulda by an average of eight minutes. In the future, the RE50 will even run to Bebra a clockface timetable during rush hours.“
DB Regio will operate the RE50 and RB51 lines beyond the timetable change of 14 December 2025, following a call for tenders by Rhein-Main-Verkehrsverbund (RMV) and Nordhessischer Verkehrsverbund. Alstom will produce the new trains in Salzgitter. The project office with project and contract management, validation and commissioning, documentation and training will also be in Germany.