Press release

Bombardier informs about a solution for operation in the Neckartal regional network

Last week, Prof. Dr. Uwe Lahl, Ministerial Director for Transport of the State of Baden-Württemberg, and the managements of Abellio and Bombardier got together. Among other things, they discussed how many BOMBARDIER TALENT 2 trains will be available for the start of operations by Abellio in the Stuttgart/Neckartal network and when a subsequent delivery of the still outstanding vehicles for the first operating stage of Abellio will be possible. Bombardier created a delivery schedule that will enable Abellio to assume regular operation in Baden-Württemberg, as part of the first stage of operations:

  • Bombardier expects to receive homologation at the end of May; subsequently, at the beginning of June, Bombardier will deliver two trains ready for passenger operation.
  • By the beginning of August, a total of 15 trains will be available for operation on the lines from Stuttgart via Bruchsal and Pforzheim to Heidelberg.

"After intensive discussions, we are now satisfied to be able to implement this plan which enables Abellio to begin regular operation in the Neckartal regional network with our TALENT 2 trains, as part of the first operating phase. The new trains feature bright, friendly passenger areas, spacious and comfortable seating, wifi and multi-purpose areas that meet requirements of all passengers”, said Michael Fohrer, Head of Bombardier Germany.

By December, Bombardier will be supplying 18 three-car trains for Abellio's second operating phase, which will be used on the lines from Stuttgart via Heilbronn to Osterburken and Mannheim.

Janet Olthof

Media Relations

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