Alstom wins contract for the mid-life modernisation of 34 metro trains in Copenhagen, Denmark

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  • Modernisation of 34 metro trains, which have been in operation for almost 20 years

  • Includes parts replacement and interior refurbishing, and will extend the lifetime of the metro fleet by 10 years

  • First large project with Metroselskabet

30 January 2023Alstom, global leader in smart and sustainable mobility, has been awarded a contract valued at circa 30 million euro with Metroselskabet for the mid-life fleet modernisation of the M1 and M2 metro trains in Copenhagen, Denmark. The programme includes renovations of 34 metros, which have been in operation for almost 20 years in the city. 

The mid-life modernisation will begin immediately for a period of approximately three years. Alstom will perform the services in its workshops in the Rotterdam area in the Netherlands. The trainsets modernisation includes parts replacement along with interior and exterior renovation. It will improve the performance of the 34 metro trains and extend its lifetime by 10 years. This will result in a better experience for passengers commuting on the Danish metro network. Once the modernisation project is complete, the trainsets will be reassigned to Metroselskabet’s M1 and M2 lines.


“This is our first large project with Metroselskabet and we are happy to work together with them to extend the capacity of the first major driverless metro system in operation in Copenhagen.”

Emmanuel Henry
Managing Director for Alstom Denmark

“This is our first large project with Metroselskabet and we are happy to work together with them to extend the capacity of the first major driverless metro system in operation in Copenhagen. Although this project is the first of its kind in our local portfolio in Denmark, as the market leader we have a great deal of experience from similar modernisation projects in Europe. Our strong commitment to the Danish sustainable mobility sector is strengthened further, thanks to this contract,” said Emmanuel Henry, Managing Director for Alstom Denmark. 

“The deliberate choice of modernising the existing trains and postponing the purchase of new trains, allows us to continue our long-standing effort to minimise our environmental impact and contributes to fulfilling our commitment to providing sustainable mobility. In this regard, we are happy to announce Alstom as our partner on the train refurbishment project for the Copenhagen Metro. With their expertise in the area, we are confident that the metro system in Copenhagen will give passengers a better experience and increase the metro trains performance, when the modernisation project is completed,” said Rebekka Nymark, Executive Director, The Copenhagen Metro.

  • 34
    metro trains for mid-life modernisation
  • 10-year
    extension of the metro fleet lifetime
  • >40k
    vehicles worldwide have been modernised by Alstom

As the leader in rail services, Alstom’s maintenance teams services over 35,500 vehicles around the world, and provide services solutions throughout the entire asset lifecycle, from design and build to operation and end of life, addressing the various needs of our customers. Alstom is the market leader for modernisation, with over one-third of the accessible modernisation market. The Group has modernised over 40,000 vehicles around the world, extending the lifetime of assets, improving energy performance and reducing emissions.

Alstom has been present in Denmark for 20 years, having sold over 500 regional trains in the country, as well as world-class signalling solutions. In Denmark, Alstom is currently delivering the ERTMS signalling solutions to Banedanmark for trackside in Eastern Denmark, and for on-board equipment nationwide. In June 2021, Alstom won the largest railway contract in Denmark’s history to supply 100 Coradia Stream trains along with 15 years of maintenance.

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