EMU order for Sprinter

The Sprinter consortium has been awarded €399m Netherlands Railways to deliver, 32 four-car and 32 six-car electric multiple units (EMUs).


Bombardier Transportation and Siemens announced recently that their Sprinter consortium has been awarded a contract by the Netherlands Railways (NS) to deliver, 32 four-car and 32 six-car electric multiple units (EMUs).



The total value of this order is approximately €399m. Bombardier’s share of the project is worth approximately €162m, while Siemens’ share is about €237m.



This order covers the first two options of the initial contract signed in 2005, which has a total of five options. In addition, it includes the delivery of a set of strategic spare parts. As the rate of vehicle production has been accelerated, this additional order will be delivered in 13 instead of 32 months, between October 2009 and November 2010.



Bombardier’s manufacturing facilities in Aachen and Hennigsdorf, Germany, will produce the four-car trains. Siemens will carry out the major part of its production at its site in Krefeld-Uerdingen, Germany.



According to Bombardier, the vehicles will extend the commuter service in the western metropolitan area of the Netherlands and gradually replace NS’s older rolling stock. The new trains, which have a maximum speed of 160km/h, are based on a Bombardier-Siemens commuter train design, adjusted to the specific requirements of NS and the Dutch railway system.