Deutsche Bahn order for Bombardier

Bombardier Transportation has received €57m to supply an additional 42 double-deck coaches to Deutsche Bahn (DB). The new vehicles will be delivered during the second half of 2008.


Bombardier Transportation has received an order to supply an additional 42 double-deck coaches to Deutsche Bahn (DB). The contract is valued at about €57m.



Deutsche Bahn is exercising the third option of the 2003 framework agreement that included an order for 298 double-deck coaches and options on another 300 vehicles. Delivery of the 298 double-deck coaches of the base contract is nearly completed, and another 49 vehicles were ordered in 2005 and 2006. The new vehicles are to be delivered during the second half of 2008.

The double-deckers will be built at Bombardier’s Görlitz site while the Siegen plant will supply the bogies. Most of the 12 cab and 30 trailer cars of this new Deutsche Bahn order will go into service on the Taunus route; three cab cars are envisaged for operation in South Hesse.


Deutsche Bahn operates a total of more than 1,400 Bombardier double-deck coaches. In addition, Bombardier double-deckers are also in service in Israel, Denmark and Luxembourg.