Bombardier is to supply 48 Talent 2 trains to Deutsche Bahn and they will run between the new international airport and Berlin. The order is worth €200 million ($272m) and means the German railroad company has ordered in total 176 such vehicles. They will be operated by DB Regio, and begin running between Berlin and the city’s international airport from December.
Dr Klaus Baur, chairman of the managing board of Bombardier, said: “We are very proud that the Talent 2 will also contribute to the transportation concept for the capital’s new international airport. DB Regio has now ordered 176 trains for service in eight federal states from the framework contract. This shows how well this vehicle system can be adapted to different requirements.”
The trains will also run on the Magdeburg – Brandenburg – Berlin – Frankfurt/Oder – Eisenhuttenstadt – Cottbus and Dessau – Belzig – Berlin – Wunsdorf-Waldstadt and later Senftenberg routes. The TALENT 2 trains will also be servicing the capital’s new airport, Berlin Brandenburg International.