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April 10, 2018

Bombardier to provide 40 high-speed trains to Sweden

Bombardier Transportation has won a $452m contract to supply 40 high-speed electric multiple unit trains that would operate in the Västra Götaland region of Sweden.

Bombardier Transportation has won a $452m contract to supply 40 high-speed electric multiple unit trains that would operate in the Västra Götaland region of Sweden.

The contract, awarded by regional transport services operator Västtrafik, includes the option of an additional 60 vehicles.

Västtrafik Board chairman Lars Holmin said: “Since Västtrafik was formed in 1999 the ridership by train has more than doubled. We are continuously challenged to meet the target of 135,000 journeys per-day provided by the county.

“We see a steady increase in train passengers and we are the right track. The new trains will contribute to even more attractive journeys for our customers.”

“We want to support regional growth by providing the ideal mobility solution that will ensure the comfort and ease of every passenger’s journey.”

These three-car low floor trains are designed to improve capacity, operate under harsh weather conditions and meet the specific requirements of Västra Götaland region.

Equipped with Wi-Fi, the trains have seating capacity for 270 passengers and can operate at a maximum speed of 200km/h with low operational costs.

Bombardier Transportation sales director Marina Sundman said: “Our longstanding partnership with Västtrafik, supported by our teams in the Sävenäs and Falköping depots in Västra Götaland have laid the foundation for designing the new train.

“We want to support regional growth by providing the ideal mobility solution that will ensure the comfort and ease of every passenger’s journey.”

The deliveries of the new trains are expected to start from 2021.

The trains are optimised to fulfil the needs of drivers, onboard staff and maintenance personnel.

Covering the full spectrum of rail solutions, ranging from trains to sub-systems and signalling, Bombardier Transportation also provides complete transport systems, e-mobility technology and maintenance services.

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