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.

Based on a modular approach, TALENT, AVENTRA and OMNEO commuter trains combine efficiency, reliability and low lifecycle costs. 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 transportation solution that offers operators a high degree of flexibility. The train is built with proven technology and is well regarded for its reliability. The key to the success of the TALENT 3 train is its modularity. The interchangeable basic design allows it to be configured to meet the individual needs of operators.

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 the FLEXX Compact bogie, offering high quality running performance and low maintenance costs.

Safe and efficient passenger flow

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


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.

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

Modular interior design

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

Customers have the option to install a lounge area, 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 Fleet Monitor combined with different business models, Bombardier offers tailored solutions and brings added value to every step in the value chain.

Battery-powered variant for emission-free transport

The TALENT 3 solution is also available as a battery electric multiple unit (BEMU) when equipped with MITRAC traction batteries, for catenary-free operation up to 100 kilometres.

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

The TALENT 3 train for Stuttgart

High capacity, high acceleration

The TALENT 3 train is a state-of-the-art, modular solution that can easily adapt to the needs of customers. The train’s spacious interior provides a comfortable journey for passengers due to efficient positioning of traction equipment, 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 MITRAC Energy Saver solution
  • FLEXX Compact bogie 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: 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 key features of the train are modular, from the carriage length to the 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 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 FLEXX Eco bogies, MITRAC propulsion equipment, ORBITA fleet monitor and automatic vehicle inspection system (AVIS) have enabled the AVENTRA train to optimize 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 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. Dwell time at stations is reduced by allowing AVENTRA trains to manage braking and door activation automatically on entering a station.

Industry-leading digital features

The latest in IP-based plug-and-play systems enable train operators and owners to easily change elements throughout the life of the train 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, for catenary-free operation up to 100 kilometres.

The battery train is an excellent alternative to 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 operator’s 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 versions of the AVENTRA solution 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 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 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.

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:

  • 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 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 of 10 to 15 m. Plus, additional intermediate cars can be added during the lifetime of the train. 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 - 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 the expectations of passengers 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 a number of other single and double-deck commuter trains for customers around the world.

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.