As part of the contract, Alstom will deliver the mechanical components, including the bogies and the braking system, while Bombardier will supply electrical and traction equipment, the passenger information system and the control system.

Assembly will take place at Alstom’s site in Salzgitter, Germany.

The option will increase the number of DT5s on order from 118 to 131, of which 95 are already in service on the Hamburg U-Bahn. The overall Hamburg U-Bahn fleet comprises more than 250 vehicles.

Alstom’s share of the contract amounts to more than €40m. The new trains are scheduled to enter service in December 2020.

The 40m-long, three-car trains have capacity for 336 passengers, including 96 seated, as well as two wheelchair spaces. They are also equipped with air conditioning, passenger information systems and video surveillance as well as automatic door closing.

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