Deutsche Bahn awards EUR 140m train order to Alstom
(BERLIN) - German state-owned rail operator Deutsche Bahn said Tuesday it had placed an order with French engineering giant Alstom worth 140 million euros ($187 million) for 28 new trains.
The trains, for use on Deutsche Bahn's regional networks in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia, are scheduled to be put into service in 2014, the rail operator said in a statement.
The order is the first batch of a much bigger combined order for up to 400 trains that Deutsche Bahn placed with Alstom and two other manufacturers -- German engineering firm Stadler Pankow GmbH and Spain's Construcciones y Auxiliar de Ferrocarriles (CAF) -- last October, the statement said.
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