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February 9, 2015

Alstom to supply 25 Coradia Nordic trains for Sweden’s Skånetrafiken

Alstom has received a €150m contract from the Swedish operator Skånetrafiken to deliver 25 Coradia Nordic regional trains for the southern region of Skåne, Sweden.

By Samseer M

Coradia Nordic

Alstom has received a €150m contract from the Swedish operator Skånetrafiken to deliver 25 Coradia Nordic regional trains for the southern region of Skåne, Sweden.

Under this contract, Alstom will be responsible for the design, manufacturing, supply, installation, testing and commissioning of the 25 Coradia Nordic trains.

Skånetrafiken train manager Magnus Andersson said: "The new generation delivered by Alstom since 2010 is a train that suits the travellers of Skåne perfectly: a high level of performance and passenger comfort and an attractive design.

"With the new trains, we are preparing to meet future expansions in the railway network and number of travellers."

"With the new trains, we are preparing to meet future expansions in the railway network and number of travellers."

Delivery of the trains is expected to start in April 2017.

Equipped with air-conditioning and passenger information systems for better passenger comfort with, the new trains will have a maximum operational speed of 160km/h.

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Manufactured in the Alstom’s Salzgitter facility in Germany, the new 74m-long trains will have four cars and will be capable of carrying up to 510 passengers, Alstom stated.

Since 2002, Alstom has delivered 69 Coradia Nordic Regional trains for Skånetrafiken and the latest order will increase its fleet capacity to a total of 99 Coradia Trains in 2017.

Coradia trains are currently offering services in Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and the UK.

Meanwhile, Alstom is set to open its new unit in Brazil, the first production line dedicated to light rail vehicles in Latin America.


Image: The new Coradia Nordic regional trains will have four cars and will be capable of carrying up to 510 passengers. Photo: courtesy of Alstom Transport / B. Rosenthal.

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