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Luxembourg National Rail Operator Orders Alstom Coradia Regional Trains

Luxembourg’s national rail operator CFL has ordered 34 Coradia regional trains from Alstom. The trains in question will be high-capacity double-decker models, in 80m and 160m configurations. The overall contract is worth 360 million euros to Alstom. Alstom will deliver the trains from December 2021 onwards. With a top operating speed of 160km/h, the Coradia trains will run on Luxembourg’s national rail network as well as on Belgian and French lines.

Alstom Coradia regional trains for CFL
Coradia regional trains for CFL © Alstom

Alstom’s Coradia Regional Trains for CFL

The trains in this order come with a number of features to benefit both passengers and staff. For example, passengers can read and relax in well-lit areas, active travellers have adequate space for their bicycles and passengers with reduced mobility will find accessible rest rooms. Furthermore, the trains feature wifi and LED lighting.

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From an efficiency perspective the design for the Coradia regional trains is optimised for rapid passenger flow. The trains also have a dynamic passenger information system. Security cameras will ensure the safety of passengers and members of staff in every carriage. Finally, these trains meet the highest interoperability standards. Specifically, the trains will feature ERTMS (ETCS Level 2-baseline 3) and the TBL1+ Belgian train protection system.

Gian Luca Erbacci, Alstom Senior Vice President Europe, said:

We are pleased to have won CFL’s trust for the supply of a reliable, energy efficient, safe and comfortable transport solution for their passengers. The new train we offer is a concentration of the latest innovations from our proven Coradia platform. With a total capacity of more than 15,000 seats, these trains will allow CFL to safely carry more passengers, improving mobility and accessibility throughout Luxemburg.”

Marc Wengler, CEO at CFL, said:

“Proven technology and at the same time a train that is ready for the future – this is what Alstom is offering us and our travelers. We very much look forward to cooperation in the coming years. The new trains are necessary for the replacement of existing material and to meet the significant expected increase of passengers commuting to Luxemburg.”

CFL Coradia Design and Manufacturing

An international team of experts boasting six nationalities designed the Coradia regional trains for CFL in Valenciennes, France. Alstom’s Barcelona (Spain) site, will then manufacture the trains. However, sites in Belgium, Italy and Germany are also participating in delivering this project.

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