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    € 160,000,000
    Germany : € 160,000,000
    Transport : € 160,000,000
    Signature date(s)
    9/11/2010 : € 160,000,000

    Summary sheet

    Release date
    11 February 2010
    Signed | 09/11/2010
    Project name
    Promoter - financial intermediary
    Nahverkehr Hamburg

    Hamburger Hochbahn AG

    Proposed EIB finance (Approximate amount)
    Total cost (Approximate amount)
    EUR 160 million
    EUR 320 million

    Acquisition of underground trains and buses for the Hamburg public transport company.

    The project will improve the quality of public transport service in terms of speed, comfort and reliability and will increase the attractiveness of public transport in the metropolitan area, thus contributing to reduce reliance on private cars and the negative impact of transport on the environment.

    Environmental aspects

    The construction of the new train sets and buses will take place in the manufacturer’s plants and does not fall within the scope of Directive 85/337/EEC (as subsequently amended), therefore no EIA is required for the project. The project can be expected to contribute to an overall improvement of the urban environment thanks to the better environmental performances of new vehicles, and by contributing to the promotion of public transport utilisation in a congested urban area.

    Hamburger Hochbahn AG is subject to and follows EU procurement procedures (namely, Directive 2004/17/EEC) including publication in the EU Official Journal. All contracts have gone or will go through an internal standardised appraisal procedure, resulting into a regular evaluation process. Under these conditions, the procedures chosen by the promoter are suitable for the project and in line with Bank’s requirements.


    Before financing approval by the Board of Directors, and before loan signature, projects are under appraisal and negotiation. The data provided on this page is therefore indicative and cannot be considered to represent official EIB policy (see also the Explanatory notes).

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