Testing of CRRC double-deck multi-system electric train for Austria began in the Czech Republic
After testing in Germany, the DDEMU2 train arrived at the VUZ test ring in Velima. The manufacturer expects certification to be completed by mid-2023.
It is reported by the railway magazine Railway Supply.
In May 2021, Austrian carrier Westbahn announced plans to lease 4 DDEMU2 trains. It is noteworthy that earlier CRRC lost to Stadler in the tender for the supply of 15 double-decker trains for €300 million.
The six-car DDEMU2 can reach max. speed 200 km/h and accommodate 571 passengers. It is produced at the factory in Zhuzhou. Full compliance with European TSI requirements is declared. CRRC claims that the two-story compound contains a high percentage of composite materials, at the expense of only 10% heavier than a single-deck.
It is worth noting that the Czech Leo Express recently refused the single-decker Sirius trains ordered from CRRC in 2016. Also, the Chinese offer with a different model did not prove convincing in Romania, where Alstom was preferred.
Railway news you may have missed:Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, read Railway Supply magazine online.
Place your ads on webportal and in Railway Supply magazine. Detailed information is in Railway Supply media kit