Bombardier receives €188m train order from ÖBB

Photo: Bombardier.
Photo: Bombardier.

Bombardier Transportaation has received an order for 25 Talent 3 trains from ÖBB (Austrian Federal Railways).

The total value of this order, which is the second call-off from a framework agreement signed in 2016 for up to 300 trains, is around €188 million. This call-off includes an option for an additional five trains.

Of the 25 new six-car EMUs, 19 will be used in the state of Tyrol. The remaining six trains will be used in South Tyrol for cross-border traffic to Italy.

The delivery of the trains for Tyrol is scheduled for 2020, with the trains for South Tyrol scheduled for 2021.

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Bombardier Transportation’s head in Austria Christian Diewald said: “It is a huge gesture of trust for Bombardier and a great confirmation of the new Talent 3 regional train that ÖBB decided to purchase a second order before the first trains were even delivered.

“We are looking forward to continuing our trusting collaboration with ÖBB. Together, we will successfully implement the expansion and modernisation of the transportation options in Austria.”

With its wide railcar body, the new Talent 3 allows for up to 50 per cent higher seating capacity in comparison to the previous generation.

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