Safe and comfortable trains that are suitable for a modern lifestyle – passengers expect nothing less from ÖBB. In order to meet these requirements, on-going investment and regular renewal of the vehicle fleet are key prerequisites. The state-of-the-art and flexible BOMBARDIER TALENT 3- type ÖBB Cityjet is the answer and will be used in Vorarlberg and Tyrol. The first finished train will be showcased together with the manufacturer Bombardier Transportation at InnoTrans – the international trade fair for rail and transport technology.
Andreas Matthä, CEO of ÖBB-Holding AG, “Our goal is to make rail travel an integral part of a modern Austrian lifestyle. For this reason, the vehicle fleet is designed not only with an emphasis on tasteful design and comfort, but on accessibility as well. With this procurement, ÖBB is setting an international benchmark for modernity for all our passengers.”
Laurent Troger, President of Bombardier Transportation, said, “At Bombardier, it is important for us to be a reliable partner for our customers and a guarantor for the design and development of ecosystems.
The first new generation 21 ÖBB Cityjets are to be deployed in Vorarlberg starting in 2019. Tirol also follows suit with 25 ÖBB Cityjets TALENT 3 ordered in July 2018, the first of which scheduled to be on rails starting in 2020. All vehicles in Austria and Germany will receive unrestricted registration, with six of the 25 vehicles in Tyrol also being registered in Italy so that cross-border traffic to South Tyrol will be possible without changing trains at the Brenner Pass.
With up to 304 seats and 53 bike racks, passengers in Vorarlberg can expect an open feeling of space in these ÖBB Cityjets that offer an appealing design and comfortable seats with adequate legroom. In the Tyrol version, there are up to 316 seats and 24 bike racks. The seats have adjustable backrests and seat cushions as well as footrests and sockets. This vehicle also features a modern passenger information system, Wi-Fi, including the ÖBB onboard Portal Railnet Regio, and plenty of space for prams, bicycles, winter sports equipment and sufficient space for luggage. An intelligent, high-performance air-conditioning system and a zone concept with different lighting options for different customer needs, such as working or relaxing, round out the offer. The low-floor vehicles have sliding steps at all entrance doors and offer two separate toilets, one of which is designed for barrier-free access as per the requirements of the associations for handicapped persons. Naturally, this Cityjet also has seats for wheelchair users and their attendants.
The demand for flexibility and comfort is increasing everyday. In order to best respond to the seasonally varying customer needs, ÖBB has planned a revolutionary vehicle concept. Thanks to its modular design, the ÖBB Cityjet TALENT 3 makes it possible for the first time to switch between winter and summer layouts in multi-purpose zones. In winter, the multi-purpose zone provides sufficient stowage space for winter sports equipment, while the summer layout offers a total of 53 bicycle parking spaces. This modular design is unique to the market to date.
The window panes are also an innovation in themselves: A special coating optimises wireless reception in the train. The high-frequency windows allow radio waves to pass through much more than the conventional windows that have been used to date. This allows passengers to better surf the Internet and make phone calls.
(l-r) Andreas Matthä, Chairman of ÖBB-Holding AG, Evelyn Palla, Member of the Board ÖBB-Personenverkehr AG, Laurent Troger, President of Bombardier Transportation © ÖBB / Espen Eichhöfer
The TALENT 3 ensures optimum mobility in Austria and stands for the future of the rail vehicle sector”, Laurent Troger, President, Bombardier Transportation.
The TALENT 3 Cityjet’s modular design enables a quick change between summer and winter configurations.
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