Train manufacturer Alstom has won an order for 34 of its Coradia Stream high-capacity double-decker EMU (electric multiple unit) trains from Landesnahverkehrsgesellschaft Niedersachsen (LNVG) in Germany. The €760 million contract also includes the maintenance of the vehicles for 30 years.
The new trains will operate the Expresskreuz Bremen/Niedersachsen (EBN), which connects Bremen, Hanover, Oldenburg, Wilhelmshaven, Norddeich-Mole, Osnabrück and Bremerhaven, from December 2024.
Alstom’s president for Germany, Austria and Switzerland, Müslüm Yakisan, said: “I am very pleased about the decision of the State of Lower Saxony and LNVG to set an example for sustainable mobility and climate protection with our Coradia Stream.
“Our modern double-decker train for LNVG is an ideal combination of innovation and passenger comfort.
“We are building our own service centre especially for this order and will thus set an example with regard to environmental protection and energy efficiency.”
Alstom’s Coradia Stream double-decker EMU trains have a modular design with variable seating capacities. The 34 new trains ordered by LNVG will be formed into four-car consists, but 18 additional centre cars will be delivered so that the trains can be extended to six-car units if passenger demand warrants it. The order is therefore for a total of 154 cars.