Austria places 215 million Euro order

Bombardier Transportation and Elin EBG Traction have received an order worth 215 million Euros from Austrian Federal Railways for 60 Bombardier ‘Talent’ trains.

Bombardier Transportation and its consortium partner Elin EBG Traction have received an order from Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) for 60 four-car Bombardier ‘Talent’ electric multiple units (EMUs). The Talent trains will be used for regional and commuter services across Austria.

The contract, which follows an initial order for 51 Talent trains placed in 2001 by ÖBB, has a total value of 215 million Euros, with Bombardier’s share accounting for some 160 million Euros.

The new trains are scheduled to be delivered between July 2005 and the end of 2006.

The vehicles will be built at Bombardier Transportation’s site in Aachen, Germany. Elin EBG Traction will supply part of the electrical equipment from Vienna, Austria. Commissioning of the vehicles will be undertaken at ÖBB’s Technical Services facility in Vienna.