GERMANY: Bayerische Oberlandbahn has awarded Alstom a contract to supply 25 two-car Coradia Lint diesel multiple-units, which it plans to use from mid-2020 on the regional routes running south from München to Holzkirchen, Lenggries, Tegernsee and Bayrischzell.
They are expected to replace the Jenabch-built Integral DMUs introduced in 1999, which suffered serious teething problems in their early years.
‘The early changeover to new trainsets means a qualitative quantum leap for our passengers and us’, said Chairman of the BOB management board Fabian Amini on December 19, adding that ‘as a next big step, we hope a decision will soon be taken for the electrification of the Oberland.’
The 140 km/h two-car DMUs with 158 seats and 12 bicycle spaces will feature power sockets for mobile devices, passenger information systems and CCTV. They are to be built at Alstom’s factory in Salzgitter.
‘The region’s passengers can look forward to travelling in modern, quiet trains with high accessibility’, said Jörg Nikutta, Managing Director of Alstom in Germany & Austria.