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Bombardier to provide an additional seven commuter trains for Deutsche Bahn’s Rhine-Main S-Bahn service  

  • Proven solution to further expand DB’s public transport services in Frankfurt and the surrounding area
  • The S-Bahn fleet grows to a total of 98 Class 430 EMU trains in the Rhine-Main region


Mobility solution provider Bombardier Transportation announced today that it has received an order from Deutsche Bahn AG (DB) for seven additional Class 430 Electric Multiple Unit (EMU) trains for their Rhine-Main S-Bahn. These new trains will operate on the Rhein-Main-Verkehrsverbund (RMV), the main railway network in Germany’s Frankfurt Rhine-Main area. This contract redeemed the option from the order placed in 2011.

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"Last year passenger numbers increased more than ten per cent, illustrating the S-Bahn’s importance as the backbone of the region’s public rail transport."
Michael Fohrer, Chairman of the German Management Board of Bombardier Transportation

“I am very pleased to support Deutsche Bahn’s efforts to expand the Rhine-Main S-Bahn’s public transport services with our proven vehicles,” said Michael Fohrer, Chairman of the German Management Board of Bombardier Transportation. “Last year passenger numbers increased more than ten per cent, illustrating the S-Bahn’s importance as the backbone of the region’s public rail transport. As part of the S-Bahn fleet, the new vehicles will make an important contribution to even more sustainable mobility going forward.”

Class 430 Electric Multiple Unit trains for Frankfurt

The Class 430 Electric Multiple Unit train for Frankfurt

The additional vehicles will enable RMV to expand its services. Engineered similarly to the first-generation Class 430 EMUs, the seven new Rhine-Main S-Bahn trains will easily couple with the 91 existing trains that have been in stable passenger service since 2014.

The train’s air-conditioning and spacious layout will enable greater passenger comfort while its modern video surveillance cameras, ensure safety and security for passengers. The train also has wide multi-purpose areas and a modern passenger information system that displays information on connecting trains in real time. S-Bahn trains of the same vehicle type are also successfully in operation in the Stuttgart region.

Bombardier Transportation is a major contributor to mobility in Germany, represented with the corporation’s headquarters in Berlin, seven sites and numerous service support centres throughout the country. In Germany, the company develops and produces trams, metros, regional and long-distance trains, locomotives, bogies, signalling and drive technology for trains and e-buses. Since 2001 more than 6,500 vehicles have been delivered in Germany. Bombardier also provides comprehensive services to customer fleets for the duration of their life cycles. With a total German supplier volume of 1.3 billion euro per year, Bombardier is strongly committed to the German supply industry.

About Bombardier Transportation

Bombardier Transportation is a global mobility solution provider leading the way with the rail industry’s broadest portfolio. It covers the full spectrum of solutions, ranging from trains to sub-systems and signalling to complete turnkey transport systems, e-mobility technology and data-driven maintenance services. Combining technology and performance with empathy, Bombardier Transportation continuously breaks new ground in sustainable mobility by providing integrated solutions that create substantial benefits for operators, passengers and the environment. Headquartered in Berlin, Germany, Bombardier Transportation employs around 36,000 people and its products and services operate in over 60 countries.

About Bombardier

With over 60,000 employees across two business segments, Bombardier is a global leader in the transportation industry, creating innovative and game-changing planes and trains. Our products and services provide world-class transportation experiences that set new standards in passenger comfort, energy efficiency, reliability and safety.

Headquartered in Montréal, Canada, Bombardier has production and engineering sites in over 25 countries across the segments of Aviation and Transportation. Bombardier shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD). In the fiscal year ended December 31, 2019, Bombardier posted revenues of $15.8 billion US. News and information are available at or follow us on Twitter @Bombardier

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