A consortium comprised of Bombardier Transportation and Alstom has received an order from Deutsche Bahn for the supply of 60 additional four-car regional trains class 423.
This follow-on order is valued at approximately $342 million Cdn (210 million euros), and is worth $227 million Cdn (139 million euros) to consortium leader Bombardier Transportation. Vehicle delivery is scheduled to start in May 2004. Deutsche Bahn intends to use these trains in S-Bahn operation.
The propulsion equipment and bogies, interior fitting, final assembly, testing and commissioning will be provided by Bombardier Transportation from its sites in Hennigsdorf and Siegen, Germany and by Alstom from its site in Salzgitter, also in Germany. The carbodies will be built by Alstom in Salzgitter, and the electrical equipment will be supplied by Bombardier’s plant in Mannheim, Germany.
The vehicles of class 423, which are part of the new generation of electric multiple units, have a modular design. They will gradually replace the class 420 vehicles, which have been in service for some 30 years.