Alstom Coradia Lint commuter trains start commercial service in Ottawa
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On 2 March 2015, the Alstom Coradia Lint trains delivered to OC Transpo entered into service on the 8-kilometre light rail O-Train Trillium Line in Ottawa, Canada. In 2012, OC Transpo, the urban transit service for the City of Ottawa, entrusted Alstom with the supply of six Coradia Lint diesel multiple-units (DMU). The DMUs robust passenger capacity and flexibility will help meet growing ridership and demand from passengers on the expanded O-Train Trillium Line.
Alstom Transport / Bernd Rosenthal
The Alstom Coradia Lint for Ottawa is 41 metres long and has a capacity of 260 passengers. Designed for enhanced passenger comfort and experience, the train has low-floor for easy access and offers spacious seating and aisles, large panoramic windows as well as on-board bicycle storage.
"With around 770 trains sold, the Alstom Coradia Lint is performance-driven train that will serve passengers on Ottawas O-Train Trillium Line service. These new DMUs, the first ever to be put into commercial service in North America, provide Ottawa and its transit users with a better passenger experience, proven, reliable, and environmentally-friendly mass transit solution, said Jérôme Wallut, Senior Vice-President of Alstom Transport North America.
Alstoms competence centre for regional trains (EMU & DMU) located in Salzgitter, Germany, manufactured the trains.
Coradia Lint belongs to Alstoms Coradia range of modular trains that benefit from over 30 years of experience and proven technical solutions. It is available in different lengths and multiple-unit operations to provide adapted capacities for different ridership needs. To date, 14 operators in Europe, in countries such as Denmark, Germany, and Netherlands, have purchased Coradia Lint trains. The Coradia Lint trains have covered more than 800 million kilometres in close to 15 years of revenue service.
Virginie Hourdin-Brémond (Alstom Group)
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Michelle Stein (Alstom Canada)
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