€63 million EMU order

Bombardier Transportation and consortium partner Siemens have been awarded a €63 million contract to build 13 ET 425.2 electric multiple units for DB Regio in Germany.


Bombardier Transportation and consortium partner Siemens have been awarded a contract to build 13 ET 425.2 electric multiple units (EMU) for DB Regio AG in Germany. The total value of the order is around €63 million and Bombardier’s share is around €39 million.



The order follows the signature of a €362 million framework agreement with Deutsche Bahn in 2001, which entailed the delivery of more than 80 of these trains. The new EMUs, which are intended for suburban rail transport in the Hanover region, are scheduled to be delivered from mid-2008.



As the consortium leader, Bombardier will manufacture nine trains, while Siemens will build the remaining four. For its share of the contract, Bombardier will undertake the construction of the car bodies and final assembly of the trains at its site in Hennigsdorf, Germany. The bogies will be manufactured at its site in Siegen, while the electrical fittings for the nine trains will be produced by its facility in Mannheim.


The four-compartment vehicles of the 425.2 Series are a customised version of the 425 family. They can reach a maximum speed of 140 km/h and can accommodate 433 passengers, 204 of which are seated. The four-car units are 67.5 metres long and 2.84 metres wide, and have an entry height of 798 mm.