- Passenger News
- 09. September 2019
- Press Release | Alpha Trains
Alpha Trains and Niederbarnimer Eisenbahn strengthen their cooperation
Niederbarnimer Eisenbahn leases additional trains from Alpha Trains
- NEB leases compatible DMUs for 4 years
- Larger capacities for commuters, tourists and their bicycles
- Successful remarketing with long-standing existing customer
Cologne, 09. September 2019 - Niederbarnimer Eisenbahn (NEB) leases four additional three-car diesel multiple units from Alpha Trains in response to the steadily increasing number of passengers in the Ostbrandenburg and Heidekrautbahn networks. The Bombardier Talent trainsets, which will be in service from 2020, can be coupled with the diesel multiple units of the same type already leased from Alpha Trains and is an ideal addition to the existing NEB fleet.
„We are delighted to be able to support the growing success of our long-standing customer Niederbarnimer Eisenbahn with our trains,” says Thomas Schmidt, Managing Director of Alpha Trains Europa GmbH.
„Even after more than 10 years in service, the Talent fleet is extremely popular with our passengers. The trains are very reliable and are used by many commuters and tourists taking them safely to their destinations in East Brandenburg and Berlin,” comments Detlef Bröcker, Managing Director of NEB Betriebsgesellschaft mbH.
Before entering service at NEB, the four Talents will undergo a general inspection, including the revision of all essential components in a workshop, monitored and supervised by Alpha Trains’ in-house engineering department.
NEB has been leasing trains of various types from Alpha Trains for more than 10 years, including 19 diesel multiple units for the Ostbrandenburg network, which are in operation since the timetable change in December 2013.
Niederbarnimer Eisenbahn (NEB) creates mobility in local rail passenger transport for our Berlin-Brandenburg region. The roots of the more than 100-year-old, traditional company lie here and are at the same time the claim and motivation for an environmentally friendly connection between city and country. Niederbarnimer Eisenbahn-AG is a railway infrastructure company that owns and operates the Heidekrautbahn network in the northern outskirts of Berlin. NEB Betriebsgesellschaft mbH is a railway company operating eleven regional railway lines in the north and east of Brandenburg on behalf of the Berlin-Brandenburg Transport Authority (VBB).