DB Regio has awarded Alstom an order worth over EUR 130 million for the delivery of 24 four-car Coradia Continental EMUs. The trains will be used on the German Breisgau S-Bahn network as suburban trains from December 2019. The trains will be built in Alstom’s plant in Salzgitter, Germany.
The company will operate the new vehicles in the German state of Baden-Württemberg on the lines of Freiburg – Endingen/Breisach, Freiburg – Titisee – Donaueschingen – Villingen and Freiburg – Titisee – Seebrugg.
Alstom‘s Coradia Continental electric multiple unit reaches operating speeds of up to 160 km/h. It provides excellent acceleration, thus reducing travel times. The three- and four-car operating trainsets have a passenger capacity of 164 or 249 seats each. Special attention has been paid to passenger comfort: Multi-purpose areas offer sufficient space for wheelchairs, bicycles and prams. The traction equipment is mounted on the roof so that the interior of the train can be wide and corridors with fewer steps for a better passenger flow inside the train. Throughout the whole train, the Coradia Continental is equipped with WiFi as well as sockets, video cameras and a real-time passenger information system displaying current train connection data.