Bombardier will deliver TALENT 3 train to Vlexx for Germany operations
Apr 1, 2017: Bombardier Transportation and transport company vlexx GmbH have signed a contract to provide 21 three-car BOMBARDIER TALENT 3 electric multiple units. The new trains are scheduled to begin operation on the Saar region's electric rail network in December 2019.
Frank Höhler, managing director of vlexx GmbH, said, "With the expansion of our railway network and our fleet to a total of 84 vehicles, we are ensuring long-term business growth. With the new trains, our passengers will experience much more comfortable rides. Passengers will benefit from many extras, like large panorama windows and a modern passenger information system."
The new low noise trains will improve the travel experience of passenger and will also benefit residents from its reduced noise emission. The three-car trains feature 160 seats, of which eight are in the first class, room for two wheelchairs and nine bicycles. Trains on this route will also be equipped with sliding steps to bridge the gap between the platform and the train while boarding and alighting for a comfortable and safe passenger exchange, especially for passengers with mobility restrictions.
Michael Fohrer, managing director, Bombardier Transportation Germany, said, “The new TALENT 3 trains combine the quality and reliability of their predecessors with new elements such as WLAN. We are proud to support our new customer vlexx's expanding mobility offering with these innovative trains. We also see this contract as a prelude to a long-term, partnership-based cooperation."
The new generation of TALENT 3 electric multiple units offer modern operational flexibility, low energy consumption and significantly reduced life cycle costs. With the widest car body in its class, the TALENT 3 train has a strong passenger focus with a maximum comfort during travel and space that enables swift and easy passenger exchange.
In total, about 1,400 TALENT family trains are in service in Europe and Canada. In Germany, about 400 TALENT 2 trains are running with various operators and Bombardier has signed agreements to provide up to 364 of the latest-generation TALENT 3 trains to Austria and Germany.