[DE] Hohenzollerische Landesbahn orders Lint trains for “Ulmer Stern” network

The yellow and white family of trains in Southern Germany yet again welcomes a new family member: Alstom’s Coradia Lint. Verkehrsministerium Baden-Württemberg and Bayerische Eisenbahngesellschaft (BEG) announced that passenger operator Hohenzollerische Landesbahn (HzL) has placed the best bid for Netz 12, also known as the „Ulmer Stern“. The operator wants to order Coradia Lint 54 DMUs. Competitors now have ten days to object.

Baden-Württemberg Netz 12 includes:

  • RE Ulm Hbf – Langenau (Württ) – Heidenheim – Aalen Hbf (KBS 757)
  • RB Ulm Hbf – Langenau (Württ) [– Heidenheim – Aalen Hbf] (KBS 757)
  • RB Ulm Hbf – Blaubeuren – Ehingen (Donau) – Munderkingen (KBS 755)

HzL will commence these service in June 2019. The contract will cover 1,72 million trainkm/year, around 16% more in comparison to the current situation. The price per kilometer will drop with 20%. 1,53 million trainkm/year will be covered in Baden-Württemberg, the remaining 0,19 million trainkm/year in Bavaria (part of the Brenzbahn).

Every train will be able to carry up to 18 bicycles. Photo: Ministerium für Verkehr Baden-Württemberg

The current RegionalExpress Ulm – Aalen – Crailsheim will be replaced by diesel trains running between Ulm and Aalen. Passengers to Crailshain then will have make us of the “Metropolexpress” Stuttgart – Aalen – Crailsheim.

Like all new trains ordered for operating contracts in Baden-Württemberg, the 2-car Lint 54 diesel trains will have the yellow and white livery of the region. You can read more about the contract here

Update 10.04.2018

The Hohenzollerische Landesbahn (HzL) is merging with the Südwestdeutsche Verkehrs-Aktiengesellschaft (SWEG). SWEG/HzL and BEG representatives signed the contract for the Ulmer Stern officially on 07.09.2017.


Photo: Ministerium für Verkehr Baden-Württemberg