[DE] EBA: Pesa Link for DB Regio receives authorization for Germany

Rynek Kolejowy reports: The Eisenbahn Bundesamt (EBA) has granted Pesa’s Link DMU – the 2-car version for DB Regio – full authorization for Germany. This long awaited decision brings an end to an homologation project that has seen many delays, and has become a financial thread to Pesa’s existence. Driver training has already started and it is stated that the first DMUs will enter service next July.

DB Regio has 22 2-car Link DMUs on order, plus 49 3-car units. For this latter type, EBA is currently assessing the necessary documents for approval.

Technical parameters

  • Baureihe 631 = 1-car – 140 km/u – 565 kW
  • Baureihe 632 = 2-car – 140 km/u – 2x 390 kW
  • Baureihe 633 = 3-car – 140 km/u – 2x 565 kW
Photo: Raimund Wyhnal

The different orders

During InnoTrans 2012 in Berlin, Pesa and Deutsche Bahn signed a framework agreement for 470 DMUs. This has resulted on four orders:

2013: 2x Homologation vehicles

  • 1x 631 and 1x 633
  • a 2-car unit was not considered neccessary because German operator Regentalbahn had already placed an order for 12 such units for the Oberpfalzbahn (but this contract was eventually cancelled)

2013: 36x for the Sauerland network

  • 20x 632 and 16x 633
  • Dortmund – Dorsten (starting December 2015)
  • Hagen – Kassel-Wilhelmshöhe (2016)
  • Unna – Neuenrade (2016)
  • Dortmund to Winterberg/Brilon Stadt, Lüdenscheid and Iserlohn (2016)

2014: 9x for the ‘Dreieichberg’ contract

  • 2x 632 and 7x 633
  • Planned start: As of June 2016
  • line RB 61 (Frankfurt/M. Hbf – Dieburg)

2014: 26x for ‘Dieselnetz Allgäu’

  • 26x 633
  • Planned start: December 2017
  • lines connecting Ulm, Augsburg, Pfronten-Steinach and Lindau / Oberstdorf.
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In 2017 Rynek Kolejowy published images of various 632/633s in production, enjoy.

Photo: Sebastian Winter