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Knorr-Bremse to Supply Advanced Systems for 42 Alstom Coradia Max Trains in Germany

Knorr-Bremse to Supply Advanced Systems for 42 Alstom Coradia Max Trains in Germany
photo: Alstom Advanced & Creative Design; Knorr-Bremse / Public domain/Alstom; Knorr-Bremse
01 / 07 / 2024

Knorr-Bremse has been commissioned by Alstom to supply advanced braking, entrance, and sanitary systems for an additional 42 high-performance electric multiple units based on the Coradia Max platform.

The train manufacturer has also optioned system solutions for 55 more trains. These four-car trains, all from the Coradia Max family, are intended for regional rail services in Schleswig-Holstein. Knorr-Bremse will commence supplying the project with system solutions in early 2025, with deliveries continuing until the end of 2027.

Dr. Nicolas Lange, a Member of the Executive Board of Knorr-Bremse AG with global responsibility for the Rail division, comments: “As systems partner, we aim to support our customers over the long term as they seek to build attractive rail mobility. With this order, raised as part of a wide-ranging platform partnership between Alstom and Knorr-Bremse, we’ll be supplying various technologies for enhancing train safety, efficiency, and passenger comfort, and assisting Alstom’s project implementation team with our proven systems expertise. Our relationship with Alstom has developed on a basis of mutual trust over many years – and this platform partnership in particular is a very good example of our close collaboration.”

Platform partner for electropneumatic braking systems

To upgrade its regional train fleet and improve transportation capacity, Schleswig-Holstein’s local public transit association (NAH.SH) has ordered 42 Coradia Max trainsets from Alstom. Knorr-Bremse has been commissioned to supply braking, entrance, and sanitary systems for the new trains. Under a framework agreement concluded in 2021, whenever rail operators raise call-off orders for Alstom’s Coradia Max trains, Knorr-Bremse acts as a key supplier of systems for the versatile, high-performance train family.

The latest multi-system order covers electropneumatic braking systems, oil-free PistonSupply Eco compressors, highly configurable FlexControl Modular brake control systems, SysControl brake electronics, and SandGrip sanding systems. Knorr-Bremse subsidiary IFE is supplying 672 weight-optimized, maintenance-friendly entrance systems, plus an equal number of flexibly extendable sliding steps that will make it easier for passengers with reduced mobility, strollers, or heavy luggage to board and alight from the trains. Knorr-Bremse subsidiary Evac is contributing to passenger comfort by supplying SanSys sanitary systems (three units per trainset). Among other benefits, the sustainable sanitary system features lower water consumption and uses recyclable materials such as aluminum instead of fiberglass honeycomb in its wall panels.


Source: Knorr-Bremse Press Releases