The 140km/h two-car trains were ordered in 2015 at a cost of €12m after Rhineland Local Transport (NVR) awarded Rurtalbahn a contract to continue operating services on the 30km Düren - Linnich line until 2020.

The DMUs are due to enter service on July 1, replacing Siemens/Düwag Regiosprinter trains built in the 1990s.

Each 54m-long Lint set will seat 170 passengers, compared with just 74 on the Regiosprinters.

The new trains were assembled at Alstom’s plant in Salzgitter.

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