Abellio Rail Baden-Württemberg has made an order with Bombardier for an additional five Talent 2s for the state’s Neckar Valley line.
The option of the order was made in an initial agreement of 43 of the electric trains made in 2016 and has been activated to increase capacity in the face of higher demand.
It was reported in June 2016 that the initial order of 43 new units will gradually enter service from June 2019.
Dr. Andreas Moschinski, CEO of Abellio Rail Baden-Württemberg, said (translated from German): “This will ensure that the entire production process is built from a single source in the usual good quality.”
Baden-Württemberg’s Transport Minister Winfried Hermann added that he hoped it would encourage more car users to switch to public transport.