Alstom will be delivering a total of 25 Coradia Lint regional trains to Bayerische Oberlandbahn (BOB). Entry into service is expected in 2020 on the non-electrified routes which the Transdev-owned company is operating.
German operator BOB will receive 25 new Coradia Lint DMUs from Alstom. Built in Alstom’s factory in Salzgitter (DE). The DMUs will be used on the lines connecting Munich with Bayrischzell, Holzkirchen Lenggries and Tegernsee.
“The early changeover to new trainsets means a qualitative quantum leap for our passengers and us so that all employees are also full of anticipation for the new vehicles. As a next big step, we hope a decision will soon be taken for the electrification of the Oberland.” – Fabian Amini, Chairman of the Management Board of BOB
The DMUs can reach a top speed of 140 km/h – their capacity: 158 passengers and there is room for 12 bicycles. The 2-car vehicles also feature multi-purpose areas, power sockets, as well as information and surveillance systems, among others.
Chiemgau-Berchtesgaden – a new network for Bayerische Oberlandbahn
Yesterday, BOB announced winning the tender for the operation of another network: Chiemgau-Berchtesgaden. Starting from 2021, BOB will operate it by using both existing and new FLIRT EMUs. It covers the services on the lines Freilassing – Bad Reichenhall – Berchtesgaden and Traunstein – Ruhpoldin. The annual operating volume of this network is 0.7 million train-kilometers.