Swedish State Railways (SJ) has awarded a contract to Faiveley Transport to modernise the door system of the 36 SJ 2000 high-speed trains fleet.

The more than €10m contract is part of SJ’s renewal and upgrade project of its SJ 2000 high-speed trains fleet, which were originally built in 1996.

Upgrades to the access doors will include fitting of an advanced electrical door system with more reliability and safety features, such as electrical sensitive edge, locking devices, and emergency access devices.

An electrical cylinder developed by Faiveley Transport will also be installed to keep existing frames and door leaves and to convert the doors from pneumatic to electric.

"Faiveley Transport has extensive experience in revisions and upgrades of existing door systems."

The contract also includes cover design, validation and production, and work will be carried out in the Faiveley Transport Door Center of Competence of Saint Pierre des Corps, France.

Faiveley Transport Nordic will support the company to handle project management, doors installation and customer support.

SJ sourcing manager Tomas Steiner and SJ project manager Katarina Englund said: "Faiveley Transport has extensive experience in revisions and upgrades of existing door systems, and their distinct presence on the Swedish railway market shows that SJ has chosen the right partner for this project.

"Furthermore, the offered solution is both technically and commercially attractive for SJ."

Featuring a basket tilting design, the SJ 2000 train offers passengers a comfortable travelling experience at high speed on the Swedish rail network.

Image: SJ2000 high-speed train was constructed by the Swedish train manufacturer ABB between the years 1989 and 1998. Photo: courtesy of Kasper Dudzik/SJ AB.