Bombardier Transportation announced today that it received an additional order for 78 double-deck coaches and nine locomotives from Landesnahverkehrsgesellschaft Niedersachsen (LNVG) in Lower Saxony, Germany, valued at approximately $172 million US (137 million euros). The delivery of the new coaches will take place between May 2006 and the end of 2007. The coaches will be manufactured at Bombardier's Görlitz site, while the electric locomotives will be produced in Bombardier's facilities in Kassel.
This new contract follows a first firm order by LNVG in 2001 for the supply of 66 double-deck coaches and 10 electric locomotives, followed by a first option in 2003 for 40 coaches and eight locomotives. With this second option, LNVG will now operate a fleet of 187 coaches of the successful double-deck model and 27 Bombardier TRAXX P160 AC electric locomotives.
“This new order confirms, once again, the LNVG’s trust in Bombardier. With the space-saving concept and the continuous technical improvements to the vehicles, we are constantly updating our products in order to supply our regional transport customers with what they require”, said Klaus Baur, Chief Country Representative Germany, Bombardier Transportation.
"Since 1993, over 1,300 of Bombardier's double-deck coaches have been built for Deutsche Bahn alone, but they are also enjoying increasing popularity with international customers. In addition to customers in Germany, train operating companies in Israel, Denmark and Luxembourg have also chosen this tried and tested model”, added Olof Persson, President, Mainline and Metros, Bombardier Transportation.
The vehicles to be delivered to LNVG will be intermediate and driving coaches and will have first and second coach classes. Some will be provided with spacious, multi-purpose vestibule areas. All coaches are fully air-conditioned. Electronic passenger information and reservation systems, the extremely quiet ride and an integrated train bistro area provide all the comforts for pleasant and modern travelling, as do the wide entrances designed to meet the needs of disabled passengers.
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