In Ottawa, Alstom introduces first European-style commuter trains for North America

25/06/2013

Company delivers six Coradia Lint regional trains to the City of Ottawa

On June 22, Alstom delivered six new Coradia Lint diesel multi-unit (DMU) commuter trains to OC Transpo, the urban transit service for the City of Ottawa, Canada. These energy-efficient,environmentally friendly commuter trains travelled over 6,000 kilometres by ship and rail to their final destination.

They are the first Alstom DMU trains to operate in Canada and the first regional trains from Alstom's Coradia range delivered to the North American market.

Built from the ground up to provide a modern commuter rail experience, the Coradia Lint trains run smoothly and efficiently, making them a sustainable transportation option. Ottawa’s OC Transpo selected this modern, high-performance model for its numerous attractive features including reliabilitylower emissions and better fuel economy, short stopping distances that allow for flexible operation and helps meet demanding timetables, a low-floor design that offers easy access for passengers of all ages and spacious seating and aisles that can accommodate more than 250 riders.

The City Council has made efficient, accessible transportation a top priority for the people of Ottawa. Alstom is honoured to support this vision with these new, state-of-the-art Coradia Lint commuter trains,” said Angelo Guercioni, Vice-President and Commercial Director at Alstom Transport in Canada. “With near 750 trains in operation on European networks, Coradia Lint is definitely a performance-proven solution. We’re delighted to bring our latest technical innovations to the Canadian market and to introduce a train built to European standards in North America,” he added.

Alstom will complete the testing and commissioning of the trains in Ottawa, along with operation and maintenance training for the Coradia Lint DMUs.