The Deutsche Bahn AG (DB) has signed a purchase agreement with the Austrian Westbahn GmbH on the purchase of a total of 17 trains, which are to be used in the Intercity traffic.

It is used double-Decker trains by the manufacturer, Stadler Rail from Switzerland. The wagons were for the Western railway to date between Vienna and Salzburg on the way. “The vehicles are mostly only two years old and have achieved highest customer satisfaction scores,” said the Deutsche Bahn. “The trains are in excellent condition and mean comfort and reliability for our customers.”

use on new Intercity line

you should drive in the future, with up to 200 kilometres an hour on German rails. The first use is planned according to the company, in the coming year on the new Intercity line Dresden – Berlin – Oranienburg – Rostock every two hours. Previously, the Test was still – and training trips will be required. “So that the DB delivers on its promise, the Surface States of Brandenburg, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and Saxony are better to the long-distance transport network.”


So the trains could look like from the outside (visualization)

©Priegnitz / Deutsche Bahn AG / N+P Industrial Design PR

With the purchase of four – and six-part railcar trains, which operate without a classic locomotive. On two Decks 300 and 500 seats are located, there is a total of the Deal 7000 additional seats in the long-distance train fleet of the DB. W-Lan and power outlets at each seat are part of the equipment of the wagons. Deutsche Bahn promises to be “comfortable Seating areas and plenty of freedom of movement”. The interior design is expected to be to the DB-Standards, for example, there should be more space for Luggage and passengers with reduced mobility. Also there should be a gastronomic offer in the trains, even if not in the Form of a full-fledged dining car. The accessibility of the trains, the railway was initially no information. In the operation of the West rail, the wagons can be rise only to 55-centimeter-high path with no steps entering or driving. The platforms for long distance trains in Germany are often 76 inches high.

Deutsche Bahn’s new ways: used instead of new

With the procurement of used vehicles in a large scale, Deutsche Bahn’s long-distance services in new ways. The existing Intercity and ICE-trains were always process special orders with long and problematic planning and approval. Until the beginning of the year, the DB ordered for around 550 million Euro first of 23 new trains for the Intercity transport of the Spanish manufacturer Talgo. (Read here in the star.)

For the Intercity traffic has taken the train since 2015, in addition, dozens of new double-Decker cars from the manufacturer, Bombardier, is in operation, which can be a maximum of 160 kilometres per hour on the road and less comfort than conventional coaches offer.

Pimped Guido Maria Kretschmar has designed the new railway uniforms – as you can see from

To the purchase price of the Westbahn-trains of the DB did not provide information. The plans for the purchase were already in the spring is known. At the time, according to the latest reports from the Supervisory Board an investment circles, the sum of 300 million euros.

The Western railway as the recipient of the money plans, in turn, the acquisition of 15 new trains and benefits, according to the report of the ORF of low interest rates. Since its founding in 2008, the private railway company has amassed the transmitter according to 80 million Euro loss.

After more than 145 million passengers had been in the past year, in the long – distance trains on the move-to 142 million in the previous year. Due to the modernized fleet of vehicles and an extended range of railway services on long-distance transport routes, the company wants to achieve in the coming years, a significant increase in the number of passengers.

sources: Deutsche Bahn AG, ORF, DPA news Agency

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