GERMANY: Following a European tender, Baden-Württemberg’s rolling stock procurement body SFBW has awarded Alstom a contract to supply 18 two-car Lint 54 diesel multiple-units for use on Zollernalbbahn services between Tübingen and Aulendorf from December 2020.

The 140 km/h units will have 150 seats, air-conditioning, wi-fi, power sockets, passenger information screens and a multi-purpose area for pushchairs and up to 18 bicycles.

The Land will make the DMUs available to the operator of Zollernalbbahn services. This is currently SWEG’s Hohenzollerische Landesbahn, but the Land is to tender a new contract which would run from December 2021.