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Despite having an extensive frame contract with Bombardier, the Austrian federal railways ÖBB has started a new market consultation process for regional passenger trains. The operator focuses on trains for operation in Austria, Germany, and the Czech Republic:
ÖBB may buy the trains, or lease them for a period of 10 years. Maintenance may be included. All details here: ted.europa.eu
As stated, ÖBB has a frame contract with Bombardier for the delivery of up to 300 EMUs (Talent 3) for regional transport – The first trains arrived in Austria in 2018, but their commissioning is still pending.
This article first appeared on railcolornews.com
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