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German transport authority orders rolling stock from Bombardier

Germany’s Local Transport Authority of Lower Saxony Jan. 24 signed a $100 million contract with Bombardier Transportation to supply 10 locomotives and 66 double-deck cars.

The electric locomotives, which were designed for regional and local service, are class 146 and have a maximum speed of 100 mph. Ten of the double-deck cars were designed as driving trailers.

The Transport Authority plans to use the trains in Regional/Express service on the Hamburg-to-Bremen and Hamburg-to-Uelzen lines beginning in December 2003. Deliveries are scheduled to take place between July and October that year.

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