Israel Railways to enlarge double-deck fleet up to 586 coaches
Bombardier Transportation will supply 74 additional Twindexx Vario double-deck coaches to Israel Railways. Delivery of this batch will be accomplished by December 2021. The new order will allow Israel Railways to increase its double-deck fleet up to 586 coaches.
The brand new contract is worth 147 million Euros. It is a part of fruitful cooperation between Israel Railways and Bombardier Transportation. This agreement is an option of the 2010 deal that made Bombardier Transportation the largest rolling stock supplier to Israel. “We are very proud to have signed a seventh consecutive order with Israel Railways, a result of exemplary collaboration and customer intimacy. It is a testimony to the superior quality and reliable performance in customer service of all coaches delivered up to this point,” said Michael Fohrer, President for Central and Eastern Europe and Israel at Bombardier Transportation.
The Twindexx Vario coaches are producing at the Bombardier’s facilities in Görlitz and Bautzen, Germany. This batch includes eleven control cars, eleven intermediate coaches with dedicated space for people with reduced mobility and 52 trailer cars. The wagons are available for push-pull operations provided by both electric and diesel locomotives. Israel Railways forms the eight-car trainsets of the Twindexx Vario coaches. Each train has a seating capacity for 1,000 passengers. Bombardier Transportation operates a service depot in Haifa to maintain the double-deck fleet.