The contract includes 30 years maintenance, which Stadler will carry out at its Neumünster and Rendsburg facilities.

The trains will be introduced in December 2022, replacing DMUs on the following routes:

  • Kiel - Lübeck - Lüneburg
  • Bad Oldesloe - Neumünster - Heide - Büsum
  • Kiel - Husum
  • Husum - Bad St. Peter Ording
  • Kiel-Rendsburg, and
  • Kiel Eckernförde - Flensburg.

Each two-car set will seat 124 passengers.

The trains, which have a top speed of 160km/h, will be charged through catenary periodically placed alongside the line, and through regenerative braking.

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