Alstom has received the homologation for its Coradia Lint 41 regional train to operate on the rail network of Poland. This follows the certification already obtained in Czech Republic. The trains are to be operated cross-border between Germany, Poland and Czech Republic. In 2013 and 2015, Alstom was awarded two contracts by DB Regio and Länderbahn (Die Länderbahn GmbH DLB) respectively for the delivery and cross-border homologation of 17 and 12 Coradia Lint 41 trainsets.
“We are proud to have accomplished this major milestone. Our customers value and trust the experience we have built up over the last 16 years. This achievement shows again that our Coradia Lint withstands all European qualifications,”says Andreas Knitter, Senior Vice President Europe at Alstom
With the homologation in Poland, the DB Regio trains will now operate from Lübeck via Pasewalk to Szczecin (Poland), while the trains of Länderbahn will start to operate transnationally in the next weeks between Bavaria, Germany and the cities of Cheb, Františkovy Lázně and Aš in Czech Republic.
Alstom has achieved homologation for its Coradia Lint trains for seven countries: Germany, Denmark, France, Czech Republic, The Netherlands, Canada and Poland. Over 900 Coradia Lint trains have been ordered of which 750 are already in operation, making it the best-seller of Alstom regional trains.
Coradia Lint belongs to Alstom’s Coradia range of modular trains. The Coradia Lint is a modern, powerful and environmental-friendly low-consumption diesel multiple unit that can reach a maximum operating speed of 140 km/h. Service-proven for more than 16 years, Coradia Lint features low life cycle and maintenance costs. It is a state-of-the-art product adapted to the latest norms. Highly modular, Coradia Lint is available in 4 different train architectures and two different access heights. The trains are built in Alstom’s Salzgitter plant in Germany, while Alstom’s site in Katowice, Poland, is responsible for carbody production.