Alstom to supply new Coradia Stream EMU trains to DB Regio

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Alstom has won an order to supply 17 modern high-capacity Coradia Stream electric multiple units (EMUs) to DB Regio for the Main-Weser network in Germany.

Consisting of 13 four-car and four five-car trainsets, the new trains will run on Germany’s Main-Weser subnetwork operating between Frankfurt, Giessen, Marburg, and Kassel, and will support the planned timetable change on December 15, 2024.

“We are very pleased that DB Regio has chosen our modern Coradia Stream high-capacity train for their RE 30 line between Frankfurt and Kassel to the East. These comfortable trains will provide passengers on the Main-Weser Express with a premium travel experience and additional space," explained Müslüm Yakisan, president of Alstom’s DACH region. “DB Regio’s decision is further evidence that Alstom has precisely the right product to meet our customers’ need to increase capacity.”

Maik Dreser, chairman of the DB Regio Mitte Regional Directorate, added, “We are very proud and happy that RMV has chosen DB Regio in the Main-Weser award procedure. With the new, modern double-decker vehicles, we are sending a strong signal – for climate protection and strengthening of the railways.”

The high-capacity version of the Coradia Stream offers passengers on the highly frequented Main-Weser Express line up to 15% more space than the vehicles currently in use. The four-car version consists of two double-deck control cars and two single-deck middle cars, for a total of 420 seats. The five-car version has another double-deck middle car and a total of 540 seats. When operated in a double traction combination of four and five-car vehicles, capacity can be increased to up to 960 seats, more than any regional train previously used on this line.

The modular design of the Coradia Stream high capacity also gives customers the ability to individually configure their trains with variable seating, expandable bicycle compartments or generous multi-purpose areas. Four-seater groups with large wall-mounted tables in the first-class section, compact wall-mounted tables in the second-class section in addition to free Wi-Fi and power sockets at every seat, ensures that passengers remain comfortable and fully connected during their trip regardless of what section they choose.

Alstom will assemble the trains for Main-Weser network at its site in Salzgitter, Germany. The project office with project and contract management, product validation and commissioning, documentation, training, and warranty will be executed in Germany.