Bombardier Transportation announced German railway operator Deutsche Bahn (DB) as the previously undisclosed customer that signed a contract for the supply of rail vehicles. The contract is for 58 additional BR 430 series S-Bahn trains for the Stuttgart region.
Recently, DB introduced the new exterior design of the S-Bahn fleet, featuring visual cues to guide passengers on the platform towards the appropriate sections of the train. The majority of the new trains will be delivered in the new exterior design. The 97 trains of the same series already in passenger service in the Stuttgart region are fully compatible with the new trains, enabling all trains in this series to be coupled together. In addition, the train drivers will find the new vehicles’ driver cab and control system identical to the trains they are currently operating, eliminating the need for additional training.