Deutsche Bahn and Bombardier Sign Contract for 29 Trains for Central Germany
Deutsche Bahn ordered 29 TALENT 2 multiple units from Bombardier Transportation for the S-Bahn Mitteldeutschland commuter rail service in central Germany. The contract between the Deutsche Bahn subsidiary DB Regio and Bombardier is valued at approximately 146 million euro ($203 million US). The order marks the 13th call-off from a framework agreement concluded in 2007 with a volume of more than 1 billion euro ($1.4 billion US). “This investment is contributing to our continued modernisation of rolling stock for the benefit of our customers. We are preparing the company for the future while improving our competitive position,” said Dr Rüdiger Grube, the CEO of Deutsche Bahn.