The electric multiple units will be developed and manufactured at Alstom Transport’s site in
These trains will enable DB Regio to renew its train fleet on the
Alstom said in a statement that the trains will be equipped with an energy management system which will reduce the energy consumption of the traction system and the auxiliaries.
The installation of the main traction components on the roof of the cars is a special feature of the Coradia Lirex train which offers many advantages. It can be configured with a continuous low floor facilitating access and movement on board, notably for passengers with impaired mobility.
Through the installation of the components on the roof, the contact with ice or snow accumulation on the tracks is also avoided, making the train particularly suited for harsh winter conditions. The location of the traction components allows easy access and maintenance. ?
Since the introduction of the first regional trains Coradia Lirex in 2002, Alstom has sold a total of 108 trains of this type in