Alstom wins contract to supply more ‘Coradia Nordic’ for Sweden


ALSTOM has won a contract to supply three more ‘Coradia Nordic’ four-car 160km/h type X61 EMUs to Swedish regional concession Östgötatrafiken, which will add to their current fleet of 15 similar trains.

The concession for Östgötapendeln services centred on Norrköping, in southern Sweden, is currently run by Arriva.

One of the last of the 2014/15 batch of Östgötatrafiken-type X61 EMUs seen on test at Lehrte, in Germany, a few miles west of Salzgitter, where it had been built on November 17, 2014. Germany and Sweden both use the same 15kV AC traction, meaning supply vehicles for Swedish operators can operate in Germany, some moving under their own power as far north as the Danish border. KEITH FENDER

The new trains will be delivered in spring 2019, and like the earlier ones will be built in Alstom’s site in Salzgitter, Germany.

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This new order has been added to one for an extra
30 trains for another regional concession Skånetrafiken (for use around Malmö), with the new units for Östgötatrafiken being built as an add-on to the car body shell production line.

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