Bombardier Transportation has received a 113 million Euro order from the Local Transport Authority of Lower Saxony (LNVG) in Germany for the delivery of 10 locomotives and 66 double-deck cars.
According to Bombardier, deliveries are scheduled to take place between July 2003 and October 2003. The trains are planned to be used in the Regional Express service on the lines Hamburg-Bremen and Hamburg-Uelzen starting December 2003.
The electric locomotives of the class 146 are said to have been specifically designed for local and regional transport. The locomotives’ maximum speed of 160 km/h makes them also suitable for regional express transport. The vehicles will be manufactured at Bombardier’s facility in Kassel.
The latest generation of double-deck cars offer first and second class compartments. Ten of the 66 double-deck cars have been designed as driving trailers. All cars will be produced at Bombardier’s plant in GÃ¶rlitz.
So far, more than 1000 double-deck cars of previous generations have been ordered by Deutsche Bahn and are successfully in service for local and regional transport in Germany.