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Bombardier Inc.'s rail division has clinched a $145-million (U.S.) order for 12 double-decker commuter trains from Deutsche Bahn AG.

Each trainset consists of two motor cars and two intermediate coaches and has a top speed of 160 kilometres per hour.

The order is the latest from Germany's DB under a framework agreement signed in late 2008. DG has already ordered 290 double-deck coaches for its long-distance and regional routes.

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The 12 new units for DB will operate between the German towns of Bamburg, Wurzburg, Aschaffenburg and Frankfurt.

Delivery is set to begin in the second half of 2015.

Montreal-based Bombardier says it has delivered close to 2,000 double-deck cars to DB since 1992.

The 12 new units are to be built at Bombardier's Gorlitz plant in Germany.

Among the features are first- and second-class seating, a special area for reduced-mobility passengers and a special needs toilet, as well as multipurpose sections that can accommodate up to 48 bicycles.

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