[IMAGE]Alstom-Trains-StockholmFULL-1.jpg[/IMAGE] Stockholm Public Transport has placed a $129.5 million order with Alstom Transport for 12 new Coradia Nordic suburban trains. These trains will be used on the Stockholm-Uppsala line.
The Coradia trains are the Electric Multiple Unit (EMU) type and have six articulated carriages. They are fitted with asynchronous electrical motors and travel at speeds of up to 99 mph. The trainsets will be designed and assembled at Alstom’s Salzgitter site in Germany while the traction system and the auxiliary converters will be respectively constructed at the Alstom sites in Tarbes, France and in Charleroi, Belgium.
Coradia Nordic trains are particularly well suited to strict winter conditions, with the main equipment (traction, static converters, air conditioning, etc.) placed on the roof. Able to accommodate 374 passengers, these trains will offer enhanced accessibility, made possible by lower floors and the absence of steps. The trains are 98 percent recyclable and their distributed power optimizes the braking and acceleration of each carriage.
The trains will be delivered in 2012.