Danish railway order

Bombardier Transportation has received an order worth approximately €82m from Danish State Railways for the delivery of 10 three-car Contessa trains, with options for 30 additional trains.


Bombardier Transportation has received an order worth approximately €82m (£66m) from Danish State Railways (DSB) for the delivery of 10 three-car Contessa trains, with options for 30 additional trains.



The trains, which can reach a maximum speed of 180km/h, are capable of operating in Denmark and Sweden despite the different rail infrastructures used in both countries.



The trains will be leased by Denmark’s National Rail Authority, which will make the trains available for DSBFirst when the company takes over Öresund services in January 2009.




The vehicles and propulsion equipment will be designed by Bombardier in Sweden, with the propulsion equipment being manufactured at Bombardier’s production site in Västerås, Sweden.



The cars will be produced in Germany at Bombardier’s Hennigsdorf and Görlitz production sites, while the bogies will be produced in Siegen.