Abellio wishes to purchase 30 EMUs with an option for an additional 25 vehicles, which will be executed if the company wins further regional operating concessions in Germany. Abellio requires the trains to have 'authorisation to place in service' and expects delivery before August 31 2018. However, this may be extended depending on whether the option is executed.

The deadline for prospective bids is noon on May 15 2015.