Alstom to supply 20 additional Movia C30 metro trains for SL in Sweden

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  • Order of 20 state-of-the-art metro trains will increase the fleet to a total of 116 metro trains

  • The new metro trains are built upon the proven design of the existing Movia C30, providing a notably improved passenger experience, along with elevated levels of reliability and performance

  • Alstom is currently finalising the delivery of 96 metro trains to SL

7 March 2024 Alstom, global leader in smart and sustainable mobility, and SL have concluded an agreement for an option of 20 additional Movia C30 metro trains on the existing contract. The first agreement, signed in 2013, included an order for 96 metro trains with an option for an additional 80. The contract has been extended, and Alstom will supply a total of 116 metro trains or 464 cars, which operate on the Stockholm metro system.

The C30 metro trains currently run on the red line in the Stockholm metro system, gradually replacing the older C20 trains on the line. These new trains are part of a modernisation and capacity increase to enable SL to transport over one million passengers daily. The C30 metro train is now approved to operate on both the blue and green lines in preparation for future options.

Maria Signal Martebo, MD Alstom Sweden

“It has been a privilege to supply Stockholm with advanced Movia C30 metro trains. Even more gratifying is witnessing the expanded fleet."

Maria Signal Martebo
Managing Director of Alstom in Sweden

“It has been a privilege to supply Stockholm with advanced Movia C30 metro trains. Even more gratifying is witnessing the expanded fleet. We take pride in delivering these exceptional trains with an excellent collaboration with SL. The positive reception of the design among the people in Stockholm is truly rewarding.” says Maria Signal Martebo, Managing Director of Alstom in Sweden.

Swedish design

The carriages, renowned for their robust regional design, were put into service in 2019. Manufactured in Germany, the design is described as "straightforward and Scandinavian," featuring many delightful design touches. For instance, ventilation holes under the windows incorporate playful elements such as the computer game character Pacman, crowns, hearts, and play symbols, offering charming details for commuters on the go.

The new carriages are easily identifiable to passengers as they arrive on the platform, featuring a modern white exterior and distinctive front lights. Inside, there is a modernised interior with improved accessibility, enhanced lighting and surfaces that maximise capacity during peak hours.

Improved accessibility and passenger information contribute to shorter station dwell times, as passengers can board and alight more efficiently. This facilitates smoother operation of the C30 metro trains according to the required timetable.

The trains are also recognised for their advanced technology, equipped with features that will eventually enable driverless operation. With a driver's cab at both ends, these trains meet rigorous environmental standards, focusing on energy efficiency and material choices, including woollen seat covers sourced from Sweden.

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