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Alstom signs €12 million order in Sweden to supply Coradia Nordic regional trains

30/05/2008

Coradia Nordic train is a four-car articulated EMU (Electric Multiple Unit). The trains will be designed and assembled at Alstom’s site in Salzgitter, Germany, while the ONIX traction system will be manufactured in Tarbes, France. By purchasing the new trains, JLT will improve and update its regional train fleet. The new trains will mean increased comfort for passengers, with improved accessibility thanks to lower floors with a no-step design. What’s more, Coradia Nordic trains are up to 95% recyclable, in line with Alstom’s environmental policy.

Since the first contract in 2002, Alstom has sold 206 Coradia Continental trains in Europe, out of which 127 winterized trains (Coradia Nordic), including this latest order. This confirms the success of these trains, the Nordic version of which is specially designed for extreme winter weather conditions.

The order is the fourth for Coradia Nordic in Sweden. The first batch of trains for Greater Stockholm has been in service since August 2005. In total, Alstom has supplied 71 trains to SL, Stockholm’s public transport operator. The second order is for 49 regional trains for the operator Skånetrafiken, signed in December 2006, with an initial delivery in summer 2010 and a service planned to start by the end of the year. This year, the region of Östergötland ordered five Coradia Nordic trains; the contract was signed on March 18th.


About Alstom Transport
Thanks to more than thirty years' experience in regional transport, Alstom’s range of Coradia regional and Xtrapolis suburban trains provides solutions to crowded urban and motorway networks and rapid suburban growth, while contributing to regional economic growth and environmental protection. Alstom now offers operators and users regional and suburban trains that are comfortable, spacious, reliable, available, easy to maintain and environmentally friendly. Alstom has already built more than 3,000 regional trains, which have covered more than 4 billion kilometres.

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