Alstom has won a €50m order from the Swedish Public Transport Authority Östgötatrafiken to deliver eight additional Coradia Nordic regional trains.
The order, which is part of a framework agreement signed in 2008 between Alstom and Östgötatrafiken, brings the total number of Coradia Nordic trains ordered by the Swedish Public Transport Authority to 13.
Scheduled to be delivered in early 2015, the eight Coradia Nordic X61 regional trains will replace older models on the Östgöta network.
Alstom Transport managing director in Sweden Henrik Anderberg said: "With this new order, Östgötatrafiken will be offering modern, comfortable and efficient trains to its passengers."
The Coradia Nordic is a four-car articulated electric multiple unit (EMU), and the units will be built at Alstom’s facility for regional trains in Salzgitter, Germany.
The trains can run at speeds of 160km/h and will be built to withstand rigorous winter conditions, with the ability to operate at -35°C temperatures.
Alstom Coradia Nordic regional trains are fitted with equipment on the roof to remove snow and ice that helps in simplifying maintenance and reducing ongoing costs.
The trains will also be equipped with distributed traction, which optimises the braking and acceleration of each carriage, reducing travel time and energy use.
Alstom said that Coradia Nordic regional trains are designed to meet passengers’ requirements, with lower floors and absence of steps facilitating improved access to those with reduced mobility.
Alstom revealed that it has sold 247 regional trains in Sweden since 2002.
Image: Alstom will deliver the eight additional Coradia Nordic regional trains to Östgötatrafiken in early 2015. Photo: courtesy of Alstom.