Bombardier TALENT 3


Commuter trains – the backbone of city life

Bombardier’s commuter transport solutions are helping cities all over the world to grow sustainably, accommodate increasing numbers of commuters and alleviate traffic congestion. These trains achieve efficient journey times despite frequent stops, while ensuring excellent availability and minimizing interruptions.

Building on its wealth of experience in delivering commuter solutions, Bombardier has worked with rail operators, suppliers and passengers to develop its latest generation of TALENT, AVENTRA and OMNEO commuter trains.

These three commuter trains combine efficiency, reliability and low lifecycle costs due to our strong integrated approach. Using advanced technology and modern lightweight carbodies, Bombardier's modular commuter trains are known for their:

  • Maximum reliability and availability
  • Minimized maintenance requirements
  • Outstanding ergonomics
  • Safety and comfort
  • Low lifecycle costs
  • Efficient energy use
#Anchor : TALENT single-deck train

TALENT 3 commuter solutions

The TALENT 3 commuter train is a state-of-the-art mobility solution that offers operators a high degree of flexibility. The train is built with proven technology and is well-regarded for its reliability. The TALENT 3 train’s key to success is its modularity. Its interchangeable design allows it to be configured to meet operators’ individual needs.

With a focus on environmental performance, specific emphasis was given to the application of Bombardier’s innovative technologies, including the intelligent MITRAC solution for improved energy efficiency. In addition, the train is equipped with FLEXX Compact bogies, offering high-quality running performance and low maintenance costs.

Safe and efficient passenger flow

To meet specific operational requirements, the TALENT 3 train can be equipped with one or two doors per car side.  For example, a second door can be installed to increase passenger flow for commuter operation.


The TALENT 3 train offers barrier free access at 550 mm or 760 mm platforms. To close the gap between platform and train, the vehicles are equipped with sliding steps. Using sliding steps at different heights ensures easy and safe access from all platform levels within the operated network.

Modular interior design

The TALENT 3 train’s interior design is modular. The base version offers ample space and comfortable seating for passengers in vis-à-vis or row seating arrangement.

Customers have the option to install a lounge area, catering module, multi-purpose areas or a second toilet module.

Innovative maintenance solutions for the entire product lifecycle

For the TALENT 3 vehicle family, Bombardier offers comprehensive maintenance solutions over the entire product lifecycle.

Using new technologies such as the ORBITA Fleet Monitor tool combined with different business models, enables Bombardier to provide tailored solutions and brings added value to every step in the value chain

Battery-powered variant for emission-free transport

The TALENT 3 train is also available as a battery electric multiple unit (BEMU). This sustainable solution is equipped with MITRAC traction batteries, enabling catenary-free operation up to 100 km.

The battery train is an excellent alternative to diesel multiple unit (DMU) trains for non-electrified and partially electrified networks. It also presents a much greener transportation option, which helps transit authorities keep environmental commitments and reduce emissions.

The TALENT 3 train for Stuttgart

High capacity, high acceleration

The TALENT 3 train is an innovative solution that can easily adapt to customer needs. The train’s spacious interior provides a comfortable journey for passengers due to efficient traction equipment positioning, allowing maximum use of interior space. The TALENT 3 commuter train also offers:

  • Speeds of up to 160 km/h
  • High capacity
  • High acceleration
  • Up to 10 per cent energy reduction due to regenerative breaking and the use of the MITRAC Energy Saver solution
  • FLEXX Compact bogies for high mileage and low maintenance costs
  • One to two doors per car side
  • Up to six cars per train
  • Different entrance heights for safe and easy boarding from all platform levels
#Anchor : AVENTRA single-deck train

AVENTRA commuter solutions

Bombardier has engineered a new generation of rolling stock to move the world, known as AVENTRA single-deck trains.

Building on Bombardier’s expertise in keeping the United Kingdom moving for the last 20 years, the AVENTRA solution has been developed to meet the requirements of all mainline train operations, from high-capacity metro operations to intercity services.
Designed to be the fastest, smartest and most economical platform in modern rail, the AVENTRA train is tailored to customer needs. The train's key features are its modularity, from its carriage length to its interior layout and design. This means the AVENTRA train can easily be modified for different customer requirements while retaining core benefits such as a lightweight carbody and low lifecycle costs.

Designed for simple maintenance

Maintenance experts were involved in the AVENTRA train design from day one. This has enabled Bombardier to deliver optimized availability and reliability throughout the whole lifecycle. For customers, this means optimized cost and performance, as well as predictable and planned maintenance exams that can be scheduled during fleet downtime.

FLEXX Eco bogies, MITRAC propulsion equipment, ORBITA fleet monitors and Automatic Vehicle Inspection Systems (AVIS), are all tools which have enabled the AVENTRA train to optimize maintenance performance. Significant improvements include:

  • 50 per cent decrease in exam reoccurances since 2012
  • 40 per cent reduction in man-hours per exam
  • 40 per cent reduction in the maintenance contribution to entire life cost

Smart stabling

This remote wake-up feature enables AVENTRA trains to automatically re-energize during the night. Energy and operational costs are reduced, and the trains can quickly be switched on and prepared to transport the first passengers of the day.

Safe and efficient arrivals

Onboard and train-to-wayside systems have been developed to ensure safety and efficiency for both passengers and operators. AVENTRA trains can manage braking and door activation automatically on entering a station, enabling them to reduce dwell time at stations.  

Industry-leading digital features

The latest in IP-based plug-and-play systems enable train operators and owners to easily change elements throughout the train lifecycle to match requirements.

In addition, optional features such as infotainment systems and Bombardier’s GoJoe tool offer passengers unrivalled flexibility and real-time information during their journey.

Battery-powered variant for emission-free transport

The AVENTRA solution is also available as a battery-electric multiple unit (BEMU) when equipped with MITRAC traction batteries, enabling catenary-free operation up to 100 km. 

The battery train is an excellent alternative to Diesel Multiple Units (DMUs) for non-electrified and partially electrified networks, helping transit authorities keep environmental commitments and reduce emissions.

Optional bi-mode solution for enhanced operational flexibility

With a top speed of 200 km/h, AVENTRA trains can operate in both diesel and electric modes, giving operators the flexibility to power the train from an electric supply or by using the onboard diesel engine.

Bombardier AVENTRA train for the Elizabeth Line, as part of the Crossrail project.

Proven innovation, groundbreaking performance

Regardless of the differing train configurations and functions, all AVENTRA solutions share the same innovative systems and components. The AVENTRA family offers a range of features including:

  • Speeds ranging from 145 km/h to 200 km/h
  • Low energy consumption and high comfort due to sub-systems such as the FLEXX Eco bogie, ThermoEfficient Climatization System and smart stabling
  • Traction energy savings
  • Optimized reliability, cost and performance due to Bombardier’s design-for-maintenance philosophy
#Anchor : OMNEO double-deck train

OMNEO commuter services

High capacity double-deck trains are the recognized solution for overcrowded routes, since building new tracks or extending platforms require significant capital investment.

The OMNEO double-deck train allows operators to service high capacity lines without compromising accessibility and comfort. The train can be used for commuter, regional and intercity service, with maximum speeds ranging from 140 to 200 km/h.

With alternating single and double-deck cars, the OMNEO train ensures outstanding capacity.

Innovative single-deck/double-deck concept

The OMNEO train’s alternating single-deck and double-deck coaches serve different functions.

Single-deck coaches are dedicated to access and services, featuring wide doors, large vestibules and interior equipment such as toilets and bicycle areas. All technical equipment is mounted on the roof of the single-deck cars to increase passenger space in the train.

Double-deck coaches are designed for capacity and comfort. The lack of doors, toilets and traction equipment within the cars enhances thermal and acoustic comfort. In addition, double-layer gangways minimize ambient noise.

Exceptional capacity

The OMNEO train is 2,990 mm wide, allowing 2+3 seating with 490 mm width at shoulder height and a corridor width of 550 mm.

As a result, it provides up to 35 per cent more seating than standard double-deck trains, creating an economically friendly solution to increased ridership and overcrowded trains.

Superior accessibility

The train offers platform level entrances adaptable to platform heights of 550 to 920 mm to facilitate access for passengers with restricted mobility.

All cars offer a dedicated area for priority passengers, together with adjacent seats for accompanying persons. A universally adapted toilet equipped for passengers with limited mobility is situated in the front car of the train.

Full flexibility for operators

The OMNEO train can be used for multiple types of operations ranging from commuter to intercity services, providing savings on operations and maintenance. Additional operational benefits include:

  • Maximum speeds ranging from 140 to 200 km/h
  • Exceptional range of train lengths from 81 to 135 m
  • Operators can increase the number of cars at any point, with each car increasing capacity from 120 to 160 additional seats.

Spacious and comfortable

The OMNEO train design caters to various passenger travel requirements. The train’s exceptional design includes:

  • A 2.99 m carbody width, allowing for seats that are 15 per cent wider than in  conventional double-deck coaches and a 3+2 seating arrangement
  • Double-layer wide gangways that filter out sound, ensuring minimum noise levels in the seating area
  • An open saloon providing visibility throughout the train
  • Panoramic windows with an integrated armrest

Environmental technologies

With ECO4 technologies, the OMNEO train provides an environmentally-friendly and efficient transportation solution for passengers. Its key features include:

  • The MITRAC Permanent Magnet Motor for increased motor efficiency
  • EBI Drive 50 system for optimized speed and traction force
  • State-of-the-art aerodynamic computer modelling
  • A ThermoEfficient Climatization System
The Bombardier OMNEO train was designed with customers and passengers in mind.

Customer and passenger-focused

The OMNEO train provides a wide and spacious carriage, allowing for more seats and wider aisles without compromising passenger comfort. The trains are highly flexible in concept and application, giving operators the ability to use the trains for commuter, regional or intercity services. The range of OMNEO trains offer:

  • Several ECO4 technologies, including the MITRAC Permanent Magnet Motor and the ThermoEfficient Climatization System
  • Up to 35 per cent more seating capacity than standard double-deck trains
  • Maximum speeds ranging from 140 to 200 km/h
  • Extra wide doors and vestibules
  • Level entrance at all doors from platform heights of 550, 760 or 920 mm
Bombardier OMNEO

Full flexibility for operators’ needs

Flexibility is the main feature of the OMNEO train’s innovative concept. It offers an exceptional range of train lengths from 81 m upwards with increases in increments from 10 to 15 m. Plus, additional intermediate cars can be added during the train's lifetime. It  also offers level entrance at all doors for platform heights of 550, 760 or 920 mm.

With a high-tension steel body to reduce weight and create flexibility, the train can be optimized for multi-voltage cross-border versions on all European networks.

OMNEO in France

OMNEO commuter and regional trains for France

In 2010, the French National Railway Company (SNCF) signed a contract with Bombardier, on behalf of the French Regions for the supply of OMNEO trains for commuter and regional services. These modular vehicles belonging to the OMNEO product platform, combine capacity, comfort and accessibility.

The OMNEO double-deck train was designed to meet passenger expectations on lines serving the suburbs a hundred kilometres beyond the centre of Paris. It features level accessibility at all stations, a dynamic travel information system and power outlets for mobile devices. In addition, it offers lively interior colour schemes to brighten up daily commutes.

To date, French regions have ordered a total of 310 OMNEO regional and commuter trains for Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes (40), Brittany (26), Centre-Val de Loire (14), Hauts-de-France (25), Ile-de-France (125), Nouvelle Aquitaine (24), Occitanie (18), Pays-de-la-Loire (13) and Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur (16).

  • Speeds of 160 to 200 km/h
  • 310 commuter and regional trains ordered
  • First order received in 2010
#Anchor : Additional reference projects

Additional reference projects

In addition to the TALENT, AVENTRA and OMNEO trains, Bombardier has designed and produced numerous other single and double-deck commuter trains for customers around the world.

Featured video

Bombardier Transportation and Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) presenting the ingenious TALENT 3 vehicle design for the ÖBB Cityjet fleet in Austria‘s Vorarlberg region and welcoming the first carbody at the site in Hennigsdorf, Germany.