The contract will allow ÖBB to expand its fleet of Bombardier Talent trains to 171 trains. ÖBB ordered its first 51 Talent multiple units from Bombardier in 2001. An initial option for 60 Talent trains was exercised in 2003.
This new order is valued at approximately €237 million ($293 million), with Bombardier’s share amounting to approximately €180 million ($223 million). The 60 new trains, which should go into service between January 2007 and mid-2008, are earmarked for use on the S-Bahn in
“Following the success of the diesel version, which has orders for a total of almost 270 units from eleven customers in four countries, the electric version of the Talent has a great future ahead of it,” commented Olof Persson, President, Mainline and Metros, Bombardier Transportation.
The four-car trainsets designated for ÖBB will be delivered both as a single system version designed for 15 kV AC and as a dual system version for 15kV AC and 25 kV AC power supplies.