Swedish operator SJ AB has ordered 25 CAF Civity Nordic units in a contract valued at 300 million EUR (305.56m USD).
This deal includes an option for a further 35 units.
The SJ Group is currently upgrading its fleet in order to expand capacity in response to expected growth in demand, in addition to replacing units that are nearing the end of their service life.
CAF’s Civity Nordic trains have been designed specifically for regional operation in Sweden and can withstand the country’s extreme weather conditions, where temperatures can fall as low as -40C.
Each train will be made of five cars and will provide ample seating – three coupled trains will provide roughly 1,000 seats.
The first of the vehicles, which can travel at up to 200 kilometres an hour, is expected to be commissioned in 2026.
This new contract confirms CAF’s commitment to the Nordic market, where a significant number of tenders are expected to be announced over the next few years.
It follows a number of other recent awards from the region including two Swedish service contracts, which went to CAF subsidiary EuroMaint.
Alstom's industrial centre in Trápaga, Spain will manufacture the propulsion system for the new Zefiro Express high-speed trains in Sweden.
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Swedish operator, Västtrafik AB has awarded Škoda Group a contract to upgrade 80 trams for the city of Gothenburg, Sweden.
TX Logistik has successfully completed two test-runs of a 838-metre long freight train in Sweden on 8 and 9 May 2022.
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VR Group has announced its acquisition of Arriva Sverige – part of passenger transport company Arriva Group, which is owned by Deutsche Bahn.
Infranord has chosen Hitachi Rail to design, build and install on-board digital signalling systems for its yellow maintenance trains.
Västtrafik has ordered 40 new Flexity (M34) trams from Alstom. This order is an option from a contract signed in 2016.
The logistics operator TX Logistik is to introduce a new service in Sweden for European transport company LKW Walter.
European rolling stock leasing company Railpool has ordered 15 electric Traxx locomotives from manufacturer Alstom.
Hitachi Rail is upgrading Nordic Re-Finance's fleet of TMe diesel-electric locomotives with ERTMS and STM. The work will be complete by 2023.
Alstom has run its Coradia iLint hydrogen-powered regional passenger train in Sweden for the first time in Östersund.
SJ AB has awarded EuroMaint Rail AB, a CAF Group subsidiary, two service contracts totalling over 100m euros.
This month Transdev and Snälltåget will launch the first trans-European night train linking three capitals: Stockholm, Copenhagen and Berlin.
Hitachi Rail is to deploy its ERTMS technology on 140km of the Malmbanen line in Sweden, a single-track line that crosses the Arctic Circle.
Czech rolling stock manufacturer CZ LOKO has sold an EffiShunter 1000 shunting locomotive to Trainpoint Norway. It will be delivered in 2021.
Bombardier has completed the first ZEFIRO Express for Västtrafik. The high-speed train will now undergo testing and commissioning.
Bombardier has announced it is opening a Global Innovation Centre to develop energy-efficient propulsion systems for transport in Sweden.
Bombardier has delivered the first of 40 M33 FLEXITY trams to Gothenburg, with all 40 due to be delivered by the end of 2022.
Alstom to equip 77 regional trains operating in Sweden and Denmark with its Atlas ERTMS Level 2 solution ready for passenger service in 2023.
Bombardier Transportation's ZEFIRO Express train for the Swedish market has won the German Brandenburg Design Award 2019.
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