French rail transport company Alstom has commenced delivery of 30 additional Coradia trains, under an order from Sweden’s regional public transportation authority Skånetrafiken.
As part of a contract secured last year, Alstom will supply 11 trains by May 2017, while the remaining 19 trains will be delivered between May 2018 and January 2019.
With the completion of the delivery, Skånetrafiken will have a total of 99 Coradia Nordic trains in its operating fleet.
Alstom Nordics managing director Rob Whyte said: “These additional deliveries highlight our customer’s appreciation of Coradia trains’ performance and the passengers’ satisfaction with the level of comfort we offer.
“From 2019, Skånetrafiken will own one of the largest fleet of Coradia Nordic trains in Sweden and become one of the largest regional operators in the country.
“Alstom will strengthen its position as the leading supplier of regional trains in Sweden.”
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Offering a maximum speed of 160km/h, the new 74m-long Coradia Nordic train comprises four cars and accommodates up to 510 passengers.
The trains are manufactured at Alstom's production facility in Salzgitter, Germany.
In recent years, the train network in Sweden’s Skåne region has seen a steady growth in its passenger numbers, which is now expected to increase by 5%-6% annually.
Since 2002, more than 270 regional Coradia electric multiple unit (EMU) trains have been delivered to train operators in the Nordic region.
Image: Alstom’s Coradia regional trains can run at a maximum speed of 160km/h. Photo: courtesy of Alstom.