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Sweden exercises Alstom train options

Posted on March 14, 2011

[IMAGE]Sweden-2.jpg[/IMAGE]Västtrafik, the public transport operator in western Sweden, decided to exercise its option with Alstom Transport for 11 additional Coradia Nordic Regional trains (X61). The first order was placed in December 2008 for 11 trains, which will be delivered until end of 2012. The delivery of the additional 11 trains is scheduled during 2013.

The new trains for Västtrafik are four-car articulated Coradia Nordic EMUs (Electric Multiple Unit). Coradia Nordic trains are particularly well suited to harsh winter conditions, with the main equipment (traction, static converters, air conditioning, etc.) placed on the roof. Able to accommodate up to 528 passengers, these trains will offer enhanced accessibility, made possible by lower floors.

Alstom's regional trains are part of the company's environmental protection strategy: they are 98 percent recyclable and their distributed power optimizes braking and acceleration for each carriage.

To date Alstom has already supplied 71 regional trains to Stockholm's public transport operator SL. Another 49 trains have been ordered by the operator Skånetrafiken. The Östergötland and Jönköping regions also respectively ordered five and two Coradia Nordic Trains as well as Norrtåg who have ordered 12 trains. Both SL and Västtrafik have decided to use their options of respectively 12 and 11 trains.

Alstom has sold a total of 173 Coradia Nordic to Swedish operators.

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