Alstom and Škoda Transportation bidding consortium awarded pre-qualification status for the supply of double-deck trains in North Rhine-Westphalia
Plzeň, 13. 12. 2013 - Alstom Transport and Škoda Transportation consortium have been pre-qualified for the supply and maintenance of double-deck regional trains for the so-called Rhine-Ruhr Express project in North Rhine Westphalia. The largest conurbation area in Europe, North Rhine-Westphalia is also the main traffic hub in Germany’s most highly populated federal state. The Rhine-Ruhr-Express will connect the major cities of the region – including Cologne, Leverkusen, Dusseldorf, Duisburg, Bochum, Dortmund and Bielefeld – and expand as far as Koblenz in Rhineland-Palatinate. It is due to enter commercial service on six lines in December 2018.