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Connecting cities in comfort

Bombardier’s intercity trains provide comfortable, safe and environmentally-friendly connections between densely populated areas.

Spacious compartments, separate zones for working, comfortable seats and modern lighting make journeys in Bombardier intercity trains an enjoyable and relaxing experience. Additional technologies such as tilting systems and radial steered bogies not only reduce travel times, but also minimize the noise level when travelling through curves.
Building on its wealth of experience in delivering intercity solutions, Bombardier has worked with rail operators, suppliers and passengers to develop its latest generation of TALENT, AVENTRA and OMNEO intercity trains.
Based on a modular approach, TALENT, AVENTRA and OMNEO intercity trains combine efficiency, reliability and low lifecycle costs.
Key features of Bombardier’s intercity solutions include:

  • Energy-saving technology
  • Modular propulsion designs and train configuration for operational flexibility
  • Modern bogie design
  • Ease of accessibility
  • Option of standard or widebody car design
  • Internal and external noise minimized for passenger comfort and a healthier environment
  • Customized seat design with power sockets and optional table for working and travelling
#Anchor : TALENT single-deck train

TALENT intercity connections

The TALENT 3 intercity train is a state-of-the-art transportation solution that offers operators an unlimited degree of flexibility. The key to the success of the TALENT 3 train is its modularity due to an interchangeable basic design which allows it to be configured to meet the individual needs of operators.

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

Comfort over long journeys

The TALENT 3 train provides passengers with everything they need for a long journey including a spacious interior and ergonomically designed seats. To increase the passenger experience, customers can add a catering module, additional toilets and electronic seat reservation. In addition, Wi-Fi and tailored media packages can be added.


The TALENT 3 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 according to TSI-PRM.

By using sliding steps at different heights, easy and safe access from all platform levels within the operated network can be ensured.

Modular interior design

The interior of the TALENT 3 is modular in its design. The base version offers ample space and comfortable seating for the passengers in vis-à-vis or row seating arrangements.

Customers have the option to install a catering module, multipurpose areas or a second toilet module.

Innovative maintenance solutions for the complete product lifecycle

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

By using new technologies such as the AVI-System and ORBITA solution combined with different business models, Bombardier offers tailored solutions and bring added value to every step in the value chain.

The TALENT 3 Intercity application can reach speeds of up to 200 km/h.

Optimized for long-distance travel

The TALENT 3 train is a state-of-the-art, modular solution that can easily adapt to the needs of the customer. The train’s spacious interior provides a comfortable journey for passengers due to efficient positioning of traction equipment, allowing maximum use of interior space. TALENT 3 trains also offer:

  • Comfort during long-distance travel
  • Speeds of up to 200 km/h
  • 35 to 45 per cent driven axles
  • One door per car side
  • Up to 12 cars and 550 seats per train
  • FLEXX Compact bogie for high mileage and low maintenance costs
  • MITRAC Energy Saver solution
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Modular yet individual

Different front designs for regional, commuter and intercity variants, as well as a customer specific colouring, give the TALENT 3 train individual character.

Modern LED technology allows further adaptation of the front lights to customer specific needs.

The front of the TALENT 3 train can be equipped with a snow-plough or a front spoiler.

#Anchor : AVENTRA single-deck train

AVENTRA intercity solutions

Bombardier has engineered a new generation of rolling stock to move the world: AVENTRA.

Building on Bombardier’s expertise in keeping the United Kingdom moving for the last 20 years, the AVENTRA electric multiple unit (EMU) train has been developed for the requirements of mainline train operations, from high-capacity metro systems to intercity services.
Designed to be the fastest, smartest and most economical platform in modern rail, AVENTRA trains are modular, from carriage length to interior layout and design. They can easily be modified for different customer requirements while retaining core benefits such as a lightweight carbody and low lifecycle costs.

Designed for maintenance

Maintenance experts were involved in the design of the AVENTRA train 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.

Tools such as MITRAC Energy Saver solution, ORBITA solution and AVIS have enabled the AVENTRA train to realize a step change in maintenance performance, including:

  • 50 per cent improvement in exam periodicities since 2012
  • 40 per cent reduction in man-hours per exam
  • 40 per cent reduction in the maintenance contribution to whole life cost

Smart stabling

This remote wake-up feature enables AVENTRA trains to automatically re-energize during the night. Energy and operational costs are saved, and the trains can quickly switch on and prepare 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. Dwell time at stations is reduced by allowing AVENTRA trains to manage braking and door activation automatically on entry to a station.

Industry-leading digital features

The latest in IP-based plug-and-play systems make it easy for train operators and owners to change elements throughout the life of the train to match demand.

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 capability

Bombardier delivered the first modern battery-powered EMU train to run on the UK rail network. When used alongside multimodal PRIMOVE battery technology, operational benefits include:

  • Reduced energy consumption
  • Ability to cross non-electrified lines
  • Ability to function in the event of electrical failures

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 operator’s the flexibility to power the train from an electric supply, or by using the onboard diesel engine.

Bombardier’s design-for-maintenance philosophy ensures optimized availability, reliability and performance.

Proven innovation, ground-breaking performance

Regardless of differing train configurations and functions, all versions of the AVENTRA train share the same innovative systems and components. The range of AVENTRA trains offer:

  • Speeds ranging from 145 km/h to 200 km/h
  • Low energy consumption and high comfort thanks to subsystems such as the FLEXX Eco bogie, ThermoEfficient Climatization system and smart stabling
  • Traction energy savings
  • Optimized availability, reliability, cost and performance thanks to the design-for-maintenance philosophy
Spacious interiors with large windows ensure a comfortable passenger experience.

Capacity and comfort

The flexible interior enables operators and owners to easily change elements throughout the life of the train, from mid-life upgrades to weekly interior re-configurations to match demand.

Spacious and well-appointed interiors are customizable, bright and easy to clean. The interior has been designed to maximize accessibility while cantilever seats improve cleanability and under-seat visibility.

Large windows make for a scenic passenger experience. Full colour displays deliver passenger information while optional features include fast 4G Wi-Fi, smartphone integration, at-seat power and live passenger counting.

The AVENTRA EMU for intercity travel features an aero cab to maximize speed, safety and comfort.

Flexibility without compromise

Bombardier’s modular design approach means that even fundamental elements, such as carriage length and the number of doors, can be altered within the framework of the core AVENTRA design.

A complete-knock-down approach to the carbody shell reduces assembly times and shipping costs while ensuring superior crash reparability.

Different cab modules have been designed to meet the differing priorities of customers whether they need operational flexibility, balanced performance and aesthetics or maximum speed.

#Anchor : OMNEO double-deck train

OMNEO intercity services

High capacity double-deck trains are the recognized solution to the issue of overcrowded routes as building new tracks or extending platforms requires 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, comfort, accessibility and transparency as passengers have the benefit of visibility throughout the train.

Innovative single-deck/double-deck concept

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

Single-decks 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’s interior.

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 550 mm corridor width.

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, 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 design of the OMNEO train caters to the various travel requirements of passengers. The train’s exceptional design includes:

  • A carbody width of 2.99 m, allowing for seats that are 15 per cent wider than in a conventional double-deck and a 3+2 seating arrangement
  • Double-layer wide gangways that filter out sound ensuring minimum noise levels in the double-deck 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 through:

  • TheMITRAC 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 OMNEO train was designed with customers and passengers in mind.

Customer and passenger focused

The OMNEO train provides a wide and spacious carriage allowing 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

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 of 10 to 15 m. Plus, additional intermediate cars can be added during the lifetime of the train. The train 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.

#Anchor : Additional reference projects

Additional reference projects

Featured video

Bombardier Transportation and Austrian Federal Railways (OBB) presenting the ingenious vehicle design of TALENT 3 trains for the OBB Cityjet fleet for Vorarlberg region on September 29, 2017 and welcoming the first carbody at Hennigsdorf site in Germany.