Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Transport and Freiburg Regional Transport (ZRF) awarded DB Regio a 12.5 year contract last month to operate the Breisgau East - West regional network, comprising four lines in the Freiburg area which will form part of the Breisgau S-Bahn.

The 15kV 16.7HZ ac EMUs will be built at Salzgitter and deliveries will be completed by December 2019, when DB Regio’s contract begins.

Alstom will supply a mixture of three-car sets seating 164 passengers and four-car trains, which will seat 249.

The trains will be equipped with multi-purpose areas for wheelchairs, pushchairs and bicycles, as well as passenger Wi-Fi, CCTV, power sockets, and real-time passenger information systems.