Bombardier Talent 3

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The Bombardier Talent 3 is an electric multiple unit manufactured by Bombardier Transportation. The first unit is planned to enter service in 2019.

Service history[edit]

Bombardier introduced the Talent 3 at the InnoTrans trade show in September 2016.[1] That month, Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) announced a preliminary agreement to purchase up to 300 trainsets.[2] The agreement was formally signed, along with a firm order for the first 21 trainsets to be operated from a base in Vorarlberg, in December.[3] In May 2017, ÖBB announced an order for an additional 25 trainsets for service in Tyrol and cross-border operation to Italy.[4] Construction of the first Talent 3 units for ÖBB began in September 17, with deliveries scheduled to begin in April 2019.[5] In ÖBB service, they are designated Class 4758.[5]

In March 2017, German operator Vlexx ordered 21 Talent 3 trainsets for operation in the states of Saarland and Rhineland-Palatinate, beginning in December 2019.[6]

Design[edit]

The Talent 3 is based on the earlier Talent and Talent 2 designs, with a wider carbody, larger doors, and a lower floor to increase capacity and improve passenger flow at station stops.[3] Depending on the intended service pattern, the Talent 3 can be specified with either a 160 kilometres per hour (99 mph) or 200 kilometres per hour (120 mph) top speed.[3] Talent 3 trainsets can vary in length based on customer requirements—ÖBB ordered six-car sets with a passenger capacity of 300,[5] while Vlexx ordered three-car sets that carry up to 160 passengers.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bombardier unveils two new trains". International Railway Journal. 21 September 2016. Retrieved 14 April 2018. 
  2. ^ "Bombardier to supply up to 300 EMUs to ÖBB". Interational Railway Journal. 23 September 2016. Retrieved 14 April 2018. 
  3. ^ a b c "ÖBB orders Talent 3 multiple-units". Railway Gazette International. 29 December 2016. Retrieved 14 April 2018. 
  4. ^ "ÖBB to order more Talent 3 EMUs for Tyrol". International Railway Journal. 24 May 2017. Retrieved 14 April 2018. 
  5. ^ a b c "First ÖBB Talent 3 EMUs near completion". International Railway Journal. 11 April 2018. Retrieved 14 April 2018. 
  6. ^ a b "Vlexx signs Saarland Talent 3 EMU order". Railway Gazette International. 31 March 2017. Retrieved 14 April 2018.