The Coradia Nordic offers a maximum of 235 seats and can reach a speed of 160 km/h. It is designed to meet passengers’ requirements in respect of comfort, accessibility and ease of movement on board in particular due to lower floors and the absence of steps. The Coradia Nordic is also a part of Alstom’s environmental protection strategy: it is 95% recyclable and its distributed power optimizes the braking and acceleration of each carriage, which decreases energy consumption.
In December 2006, Skånetrafiken had ordered 69 Coradia Nordic trains from Alstom. To date, Alstom has delivered 32 trains to the operator. “Our regional trains are very appreciated by the passengers and it is with pride that we receive an additional order of 20 Coradia Nordic trains from Skånetrafiken. With this order Alstom confirms its position as the leading supplier of regional trains in Sweden. We will now further develop our offer within service and maintenance for the Nordic market,” says Lars Kleppe, Managing Director Alstom Transport.
Besides Skånetrafiken, other operators such as Östgötatrafiken, Jönköpings lokaltrafik, Norrtåg, Västtrafik and SL have also ordered Alstom’s Coradia Nordic regional trains. In total, Alstom has sold 193 Coradia Nordic units in Sweden since 2002.