Alstom starts deliveries of new commuter trains in Stockholm
Alstom and Stockholms Läns Landsting (SLL), the traffic administration of Stockholm County Council, inaugurated the new Coradia Nordic commuter trains on April 4th. SLL had ordered the 46 new trains in June 2012.
The first deliveries to SLL started in January 2016, according to schedule, from Alstom’s factory in Salzgitter (Germany) where the trains are being built. Alstom will supply two trains per month until November 2017, bringing the total number of Coradia Nordic trains operated by Storstockholms Lokaltrafik (SL) to 129. Alstom had previously supplied 83 trains of the earlier generation of Coradia Nordic, currently used in SL's commuter traffic in Stockholm.
The new commuter trains represent the latest evolution of the Coradia Nordic family, featuring over 150 improvements, most of them technical. Among others, the trains are equipped with the latest European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS) signalling technology and meet all the latest interoperability requirements. They are technically enhanced to facilitate vehicle maintenance.
“Our commuter trains are already a well-known daily feature for Stockholm passengers. Alstom is pleased to offer its latest technology and thus further contribute to a sustainable public transport service in the city of Stockholm”, says Per Öster, President of Alstom in the Nordics.
For more information, please contact Maria Parent, Communications Manager, Alstom Nordics, phone: +46 76 807 65 50
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