Bombardier Transportation and the Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) signed a call-off order for the delivery of 25 Talent 3 trains on June 29, 2018. This second call-off is based on a framework agreement signed in 2016 for up to 300 trains. The total value of this order is approximately 188 million euro ($218 million US dollars). This call-off includes an option for an additional five trains.
An overview of all ÖBB Talent 3 orders
- 21x EMU for the Vorarlberg region, due for entering service in 2019
- 19x EMU for Tyrol, in service as of 2020
- 6x EMU for South Tyrol, arriving in 2021
The six trains for South Tyrol will be used for cross-border traffic to Italy. This will increase the transportation options on the major connections between rural and urban areas in the Austrian region of Tyrol, and in South Tyrol and Italy.
With its particularly wide railcar body, the new Talent 3 allows for up to 50 per-cent higher seating capacity in comparison to the previous generation. Thus, this train allows for a more rapid passenger changeover and maximum travel comfort. The trains are capable of strong spurts and score points with six driven axles for high acceleration capacity.