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National Express orders new trains for German routes

National Express has placed an order for 35 TALENT 2 EMUs from Bombardier to operate on its new German commuter services.

The c2c operator won two 15-year contracts worth 1.6 billion euros in February to run trains between the cities of Cologne and Bonn in the North Rhine-Westphalia region.

Bombardier will supply 35 trains in three and five-car configurations.

The order is valued at approximately 170 million euro.

Tobias Richter, managing director of National Express Rail GmbH in Düsseldorf, Germany, said: “National Express is proud of its first order in rail transportation in Germany and of its procurement of the vehicles from Bombardier.

“Our top priority is to offer our future passengers an excellent service. The new TALENT 2 trains provide an essential foundation for this goal.

“Now we are focusing on the timely start of operation of both lines between Bonn, Cologne, Wuppertal, Hagen Hamm, Münster and Rheine in December 2015.”


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