Alstom Starts Delivery of Regional Trains to Skånetrafiken
Alstom has started the delivery of the 30 additional Coradia regional trains ordered by Skånetrafiken beginning of 2015.
As per the contract, Alstom will deliver 11 trains by May 2017, and the final batch of 19 trains between May 2018 and January 2019. This will expand the Skånetrafiken operating fleet of Coradia Nordic trains, better known as Pågatågen, to 99 units.
The regional train network in Skåne region has had a steadily growing number of travelers in recent years and is predicted to continue growing by 5-6% per year onwards.
[quote font_size=”16″ arrow=”yes”]“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,” [/quote]says Rob Whyte, Managing Director for Alstom in the Nordics.
The Coradia Nordic train delivered to Skanetrafiken consists of four cars, is 74 meters long in total, and has a capacity for up to 510 passengers. The train will run at a maximum speed of 160 km/h. The Coradia family is characterized by modularity, safety and performance, 98% of of the train is recyclable. The trains are built at Alstom’s site in Salzgitter, Germany.
Since 2002, over 270 regional Coradia EMU trains have been sold to train operators in the Nordic region, including SL, Norrtåg, Västtrafik and Östgötatrafiken. In total, more than 3,000 regional trains have been sold in Europe, and they are currently running in Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and the UK.
Source : Alstom Press Centre