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The Billionth Order for Alstom. It Will Supply 130 Coradia Stream Trains to SFBW in Germany

The Billionth Order for Alstom. It Will Supply 130 Coradia Stream Trains to SFBW in Germany
photo: Alstom/The billionth order for Alstom. It will supply 130 Coradia Stream trains to SFBW in Germany
11 / 05 / 2022

Alstom, the global leader in smart and sustainable mobility, has signed a contract to supply 130 Coradia Stream High Capacity (HC) electric double-deck trains to Landesanstalt Schienenfahrzeuge Baden-Württemberg (SFBW) for the Baden-Württemberg network, in Germany. In addition to the delivery of the trains, Alstom has been contracted to provide full-service maintenance for a period of 30 years to ensure the trains’ seamless availability. Furthermore, the contract reserves an option to order up to 100 additional trains. With a value of almost EUR 2.5 billion for the first 130 trains and their maintenance for over 30 years, this is the largest order for Alstom in Germany to date.

Coradia Stream Train SFBW Germany / Alstom

“This contract undoubtedly marks a milestone in the cooperation between Alstom and the state of Baden-Württemberg. State-of-the-art trains like our Coradia Stream High Capacity are the best answer to the question of how to meet the growing need for sustainable and future-proof mobility solutions in Germany,” said Müslüm Yakisan, President of Alstom Region DACH. “I am extremely pleased that our high-capacity concept is appealing to SFBW and that Alstom was selected as the preferred partner for the future of mobility in Baden-Württemberg. This decision is proof that our green and digital solutions optimally address today and tomorrow’s needs for regional mobility in Germany.”

Coradia Stream XMU Inside 2ND Class / Alstom

The four-car trains consist of two double-deck control cars and two single-deck middle cars, for a total of 380 seats. They have a length of 106 meters and can operate in multiple tractions. The trains are built according to SFBW requirements and contribute to modern transport in the region. Air conditioning, free Wi-Fi, numerous charging options for mobile phones and laptops, as well as reading lamps contribute to a pleasant travel experience. Additionally, lounge areas, and conference and family compartments offer a high level of comfort, whereas multi-purpose compartments offer space for large luggage, prams, and bicycles.

Wide single-leaf doors and optimized opening and closing times allow for a quick entry and exit. As for passengers with reduced mobility, they can enjoy the luxury of traveling with the same comfort as other passengers. For example, the doorsills of the vehicles allow step-free access from the standard platform with 760 mm above the top of the rails, and for stations with different platform heights, there are special lifts in the car for passengers in wheelchairs.

Coradia Stream XMU Inside Platform / Alstom

The trains are also equipped with modern signaling and automation technology in the scope of the lighthouse project known as "Digital Node Stuttgart" (DKS), Germany’s first digitized railway node. They will start operation in 2025 at the same time as the first two sections of the DKS. The subsequent upgrading of the vehicles to TSI CCS 2022, the future evolution of the European standard for cross-border traffic in the European Economic Area, will be deployed until mid-2027. This will allow all three sections of the DKS to be used.