Knorr-Bremse will equip 130 Coradia Stream regional trains in Germany with its systems

Knorr-Bremse will equip 130 Coradia Stream regional trains in Germany with its systems
@ Alstom Advanced & Creative Design

Alstom has commissioned Knorr-Bremse to equip at least 130 new regional trains from the Coradia Stream family. It is the largest multi-systems order to date for trains awarded by the German federal state of Baden-Württemberg.

Under a framework agreement with Alstom, Knorr-Bremse will equip the Coradia Stream regional trains with braking entrance, doors, climate control (HVAC systems), and sanitary systems.  

The order represents the first major contract for sanitary systems from Knorr-Bremse global brand Evac in Europe, after Evac had been acquired in 2021. The Coradia Stream High Capacity trains will operate in and around Stuttgart in Baden-Württemberg, traveling as far as Lake Constance.

“This new, high-profile, multi-system order further strengthens the partnership between Knorr-Bremse and Alstom as both companies seek to develop safe, sustainable, efficient rail mobility,” commented Jürgen Wilder, Member of the Executive Board of Knorr-Bremse AG and responsible for the Rail Vehicle Systems division. 

The electro-pneumatic braking systems for the new trains will include PistonSupply Eco compressors, flexible brake control systems from the FlexControl Modular family, SysControl brake electronics, and SandGrip sanding systems. Knorr-Bremse will also be supplying pressure-tight, weight-optimized, low-maintenance entrance systems with sliding steps from the Group’s IFE brand – the global market leader in door systems for trains. In addition, the trains will be equipped with modular energy-efficient green[air] HVAC systems for multi-level trains with natural refrigerant R290 from Merak. And finally, Knorr-Bremse will supply the trains with SanSys sanitation systems from the Group’s Evac brand. Three units will be installed in each train set and will be equipped with the latest sanitation technologies, including vacuum compact systems, tanks, and electronic control functions.

The order was awarded to Knorr-Bremse under a long-term framework agreement concluded between Alstom and Knorr-Bremse in 2021. Under the terms of this agreement, Knorr-Bremse will be the supplier of the system for the Coradia Stream family of universal and high-performance trains to Alstom until at least 2025. This is the fourth order for Knorr-Bremse from Alstom in Germany under the Coradia Stream framework agreement. For Knorr-Bremse, the order has a value in the lower three-digit million-euro range, including an option for another 100 vehicles. The contract to equip the regional trains will start in 2023 and run until 2029. 

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