Alstom Transport has received an order from the Swedish Public Transport Authority AB Storstockholms Lokaltrafik (SL) for 46 new Coradia Nordic regional trains. This order worth €440 million is part of a frame agreement signed in 2002 between Alstom and SL. It brings the total number of Coradia Nordic trains ordered by SL to 129.
This order will allow SL to replace a part of its aging fleet and extend its network. Alstom will start to deliver the 46 trains to serve the lines of the greater Stockholm area in 2016.
“This new order from SL is a strong sign of trust and confidence in Alstom Transport’s know-how and solutions to secure a sustainable public transport service for the city of Stockholm,” said Henrik Anderberg, managing director of Alstom Transport in Sweden.
“We are convinced that the arrival of new and modern train sets in the commuter train network of the greater Stockholm area will contribute to increase our competitiveness and provide a higher level of customer satisfaction”, commented Anders Lindström, vice president of SL.
Coradia Nordic is an EMU-type (Electric Multiple Unit), six-car, regional train that can run at a speed of 160 km per hour. The train designed for SL will be equipped with the latest ERTMS signaling technology and meet all the latest interoperability requirements. Its distributed power optimizes the braking and acceleration of each carriage reducing energy use. With an approximately 95% rate of recyclability, the train is environmentally friendly. Built to stand up to rigorous winter conditions, operating at -35C, Alstom Coradia Nordic regional train is particularly well-suited to Scandinavian climates.
Coradia Nordic regional train is designed to meet all passengers’ requirements in respect of comfort, access and mobility. Its lower floors and absence of steps facilitate access to passengers, especially those with reduced mobility. With roof-mounted traction equipment, the train offers larger space for comfortable seating.
Coradia Nordic regional trains for SL will be manufactured in Alstom’s centre of excellence for regional trains in Salzgitter in Germany. Since 2002, Alstom has sold 239 Coradia Nordic regional trains in Sweden.