Leasing company Alpha Trains awarded Stadler a contract in September 2015 to supply eight multi-system trains, which are capable of operating under 15kV 16.7Hz ac, 25kV 50Hz ac and 1.5kV dc electrification systems and equipped with ETCS Level 2 and ATB for operation on the Dutch network.

Each 90.8m-long five-car set will accommodate up to 585 passengers, 266 of them seated including 24 in first class. Interior features include high-resolution CCTV cameras, LED lighting, multilingual passenger information systems, and at-seat power sockets.

Wiehengebirgsbahn services will be operated by Eurobahn for 15 years from December as part of the Teutoburger Wald regional concession.