Swedish rolling stock company AB Transitio placed a $197
million (USD)order with Alstom for 23
regional Coradia Nordic trains to be used by public transport authorities
Norrtåg AB in Northern Sweden and Västtrafik AB in the region of Västra
Götaland (southwest of Sweden).
The new trains for Norrtåg will serve the new lines between
Sundsvall-Umea and Umea-Lulea as well as the existing
Sundsvall-Östersund-Storlien and Lulea-Kiruna lines. The order is part of the
10-year rail development plan for the northern part of Sweden. The
trains for Västtrafik will operate between Kungsbacka-Gothenburg-Alingsås.
The new Coradia Nordic EMUs (Electric Multiple Unit) have
four articulated cars and can reach approximately 112 miles per hour. The
trainsets will be designed and assembled at Alstom’s Salzgitter
site in Germany while the
ONIX traction system will be constructed at the site in Tarbes, France.
They will be delivered by autumn 2010.