Contract on track

Bombardier Transportation and Deutsche Bahn have formally signed the framework contract for the supply of 321 new TALENT 2 trains to be used on its regional network throughout Germany.


Bombardier Transportation and Deutsche Bahn (DB) have formally signed the framework contract for the supply of 321 new TALENT 2 trains to be used on its regional network throughout Germany.



Bombardier Transportation was selected as the preferred supplier for this order on February 2, 2007. The total order is valued at about €1.2bn.



The new generation of electric multiple unit trains, the Bombardier TALENT 2, will join Bombardier double-deck trains and TRAXX locomotives (DB Class 146) as the backbone of DB’s regional transport service throughout Germany.



The entire vehicle fleet will be developed and manufactured at Bombardier sites in Germany. Delivery of the new fleet is scheduled to start in 2009.