📩 07/02/2023 16:52
Alstom, the world leader in smart and sustainable mobility, has signed a new contract worth more than €25 million to supply Norske tog with 230 additional Coradia Nordic regional trains. This is the second order resulting from the landmark €2021 billion framework agreement Alstom signed with Norske tog at the end of 1,8. The first order of 30 regional trains is currently in production and deliveries are expected to begin by the end of 2025.
Norske tog's new regional trains “Class 77” will operate as a commuter and high-speed train service between Ski and Stabekk in the greater Oslo area. The expanding train fleet will provide enhanced transportation services across the busy region.
“We look forward to receiving 25 additional trains from Alstom to improve capacity and improve passenger service,” says Øystein Risan, CEO of Norske tog AS.
Coradia Nordic trains for Norske tog are specially adapted to meet the needs of the Norwegian rail network and are fully adapted to Norwegian weather conditions. The new trains have a top speed of 200 km/h to ensure a fast and comfortable journey in a spacious and relaxing environment. Each trainset will consist of six single-decker cars. The trains will be equipped with Alstom's digital ERTMS, a European standard onboard signaling system that provides trains with continuous safe movement and overspeed protection. This cabinet signal architecture eliminates the need for the driver to read side signals and provides an onboard, fault-tolerant computer that prevents drivers' actions in the event of unsafe conditions.
Coradia Nordic is a state-of-the-art, low-floor, high-performance electric multiple unit. The standardized train is a single, versatile platform that meets the demands of regional and intercity transport. A modular design allows operators to choose the configuration and interior that best fits their market and commercial strategy. The platform offers emission-free solutions such as batteries or hydrogen for non-electrified lines. In addition, Alstom's sustainable approach to services will maximize the value of Norske tog's assets by considering the entire lifecycle of the product from initial design to end-of-life.
Alstom will assemble the Norske tog trains at its facility in Salzgitter, Germany. Several French Alstom plants were involved in the project, including Tarbes for traction systems, Ornans for engines, Villeurbanne for signaling systems and Petit-Quvilly for electrical transformers.
Norske tog AS is owned by the Norwegian Ministry of Transport and Communications. The company supplies, owns and manages rolling stock for passenger train transport in Norway.