September 23, 2016

Bombardier to supply up to 300 EMUs to ÖBB

Written by  Erwin Reidinger
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AUSTRIAN Federal Railways (ÖBB) announced on September 21 that Bombardier has been selected as preferred bidder for a framework contract to supply up to 300 EMUs.

Bombardier has offered its latest-generation Talent 3 train for the contract, which comprises up to 150 100m-long and 150 75m-long trains.

The deal includes an initial firm order worth €100m for 21 100m-long trains for S-Bahn services in the western province of Vorarlberg, with deliveries scheduled to start in April 2019. A public service obligation (PSO) contract for the operation of these services was recently awarded to ÖBB by the provincial government.

Another PSO contract for Tyrol is currently being negotiated and Talent 3 EMUs are likely to be used for these services.

ÖBB will release further details of the contract with Bombardier in 10 days if no appeals are made against the outcome of the tender.

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