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Bombardier lands German commuter train order worth US$203M

Building 29 TALENT 2 electric multiple unit trains for use by Deutsche Bahn in central Germany



BERLIN—Bombardier Transportation said it has received an order for 29 commuter trains in Germany worth about US$203-million.

According to the transportation giant, it received the order from Deutsche Bahn for 29 of its TALENT 2 electric multiple unit (EMU) trains for use on the S-Bahn Mitteldeutschland commuter rail service in central Germany.

This marks the 13th time Deutsche Bahn subsidiary DB Regio has ordered trains from Bombardier under an agreement signed in 2007, pushing the total order value to more than US$1.4-billion.

Made up of 19 three-car trains and 10 five-car trains, the order is part of the expansion of the S-Bahn Mitteldeutschland commuter rail network running from Halle/Saale and Gaschwitz through the Leipzig City-Tunnel to Dessau-Roßlau and Lutherstadt Wittenberg.

It is scheduled to be complete in the fall of 2016.

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