Norske tog has ordered a further 25 Coradia Nordic regional trains from Alstom.
Valued at over 230 million EUR (247.18m USD), this is the second order from Alstom’s 1.8 billion EUR (1.93bn USD) framework agreement with the state-owned rail company – the largest procurement contract in Norway’s history.
The first order, for 30 trains, is currently in production, with deliveries scheduled to start at the end of 2025.
The Norske tog Class 77 trains will operate as a commuter and fast rail service between Ski and Stabekk in the greater Oslo region.
Each trainset will consist of six single-deck coaches, providing a total capacity of 778 passengers and offering 40% higher capacity than the trains they replace.
With top speeds of 200 kilometres an hour, they have been specially adapted to cope with Norway’s extreme weather conditions and meet the needs of the Norwegian rail network.
Equipped with Alstom’s ERTMS, the trains will be capable of operating on tracks equipped with the Norwegian legacy signalling system and also the new ERTMS-fitted tracks currently being rolled-out.
“The new Coradia Nordic regional trains from Alstom will increase capacity on the busiest lines in the Oslo area and strengthen the emission-free public transport around the capital.
“Passengers will get a faster, more comfortable and more reliable commute.”
Alstom will assemble the trains at its Salzgitter, Germany site.
Several of the manufacturer’s French sites are also involved in the project.
This includes Tarbes for traction systems, Ornans for the motors, Villeurbanne for signalling systems and Petit-Quevilly for electrical transformers.
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