Alstom Coradia LINT
Coradia LINT 41 operated by Arriva, Denmark
Arriva Denmark LINT 41 interior
The Alstom Coradia LINT is a diesel single-unit or two-unit articulated railcar manufactured by Alstom. The acronym LINT is short for the German "Leichter Innovativer Nahverkehrstriebwagen" (light innovative local transport rail vehicle). It was designed by Linke-Hofmann-Busch (LHB) (acquired 1996 by Alstom), has been distributed as part of Alstom’s Coradia family.
The type designation gives the vehicle's length: The one-piece type LINT 27 has a length of 27.26 metres (89.4 ft) and is also known as Baureihe 640 (class 640) of Deutsche Bahn. The two-part train, LINT 41, is 41.89 metres (137.4 ft) long. In Germany it is called Baureihe 648 (class 648). Other configurations are offered by Alstom, but have not yet been manufactured.
The Alstom Coradia LINT is part of Alstom Coradia family of Inter-city trains which includes multiple unit diesel (DMU) or electric (EMU) as well as double-decker trains. The LINT family offers capacities ranging from 70 to 300 seated passengers. They operate at speeds ranging from 100 to 180 km/h (62 to 112 mph). The Coradia range are manufactured in Salzgitter in Germany, Reichshoffen in France and Savigliano in Italy.
The one-piece railcars have 315-kilowatt (422 hp) engines and a maximum speed of 120 km/h (75 mph). The train has 52 2nd class seats, eight 1st class 1 seats and 13 tip-up seats. Up to three cars can run together in multiple unit form.
The trains are predominantly used on non-electrified light railways in North Rhine-Westphalia amongst other regions.
LINT 41 consists of two parts. Some transportation companies offer ticket machines in the door area. The two-piece railcars have two 315-kilowatt (422 hp) engines.
The trains are mainly used in Northern Germany and North Rhine-Westphalia. They are also quite popular in other European countries. For example in Denmark they are being used by the largest non-state-owned operator, Arriva (a total of 43 units: 30 delivered in 2004-2005, 11 delivered in 2010–11 and 2 delivered in 2012) as well as by Lokalbanen A/S and Regionstog (a total of 42 units delivered in 2006-2007). In the eastern provinces of the Netherlands, they are operated by Syntus.
Lint 41 with its 115 seats is as much a classic as its big brother, the Lint 54, with its 150 to 180 seats.
LINT 54 and LINT 81
In September 2012, Netinera ordered 63 Coradia LINT trains from Alstom, which would be used on services in Rheinland-Pfalz. The order included some LINT 54 DMUs (160 seats) and 18 Lint 81 (270 seats).
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