40 Coradia Stream trains to be delivered by Alstom to NAH.SH in Germany


Author: Mankirat Kaur

Alstom has signed a contract to supply 40 Coradia Stream trains that are high capacity electric multiple units to NAH.SH, which is a local transport association.

The contract not only includes the option of ordering an additional 50 trains, but also includes a full service package for the trains maintenance over a period of 30 years. The deal is said to be worth €900 million and the first trains are expected to go into service in December 2027.

The 106m long trainset will have four cars, consisting of two double-deck end cars and two single-deck cars and will reach speeds up to 160km/h. It will have approximately 360-390 seats and the use of wide double-leaf doors.

Enhancing passenger comfort has been an important part of the design process so it introduced various features that are expected to satisfy the passengers and create a smoother journey. The trains will include air conditioning using antibacterial and antiviral filters that keeps the indoor air quality much cleaner and indeed harmless. There will also be improved mobile phone reception, a seat reservation system, and power sockets.

Elsewhere, the trains have taken into consideration of passengers who require additional space, so extra space has been provided for prams, large luggage and room for up to 24 bicycles. The trains have also been built to be accessible for all as the entrance areas of the single-deck cars will not require ramps as there are no steps nor height difference. For people with reduced mobility, 40 dedicated train seats have been added and two wheelchair spaces.