SAXONY, GERMANY (Metro Rail News): French firm Alstom Transport today announced that it has been selected to supply 34 Coradia Stream High-Capacity double-decker EMU trains to Landesnahverkehrsgesellschaft Niedersachsen Mbh Germany (LNVG). In addition to the delivery of the trains, the contract with a total value of around 760 Million Euro also includes the maintenance of the vehicles for 30 years.
The Cordia Stream High-Capacity double-decker electric multiple unit train has a modular design and it is characterized by variable seating capacities in addition to passenger comfort. The 34 new double-decker trains ordered by LNVG consist of four vehicle units- two driving cars and two centre cars each. In addition, 18 more centre cars will be delivered to extend the trains to up to six units, depending on passenger volume. In total, the order amounts to 154 vehicle units (68 driving trailers and 86 middle coaches).
The combination of single and double-decker coaches is the hallmark of the Cordia Stream High Capacity. In this way, an optimum is achieved in terms of accessibility, capacity and flexibility. The Cordia Stream High Capacity offers the most comfortable access for passengers with reduced mobility thanks to the ramp- free access in the middle carriages. Standardization on the one hand and individual customer solutions, such as expandable bicycle compartments or multi-generation areas on the other, enable a future-oriented vehicle concept. Passengers benefit from an impressive travel experience in the Coradia Stream High Capacity, whether on short or longer journeys.