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Over 200 Coradia Nordic regional trains ordered in landmark contract

Posted: 14 January 2022 | | No comments yet

Alstom will build Coradia Nordic regional trains for Norske Tog in a contract valued at over €1.8 billion; the most significant rail procurement in Norway’s history.

Over 200 Coradia Nordic regional trains ordered in landmark contract

The Coradia Nordic for Norske Tog has been specially adapted to meet the needs of the Norwegian rail network. Credit: Alstom

Alstom has signed a framework contract with Norske Tog allowing for the provision of up to 200 Coradia Nordic regional trains. Valued at over €1.8 billion, the contract constitutes the most significant rail procurement in Norway’s history. The first firm order of 30 trains is worth €380 million and delivery of new ‘Class 77’ regional trains is scheduled to begin in 2025.

Once in service, this new fleet will begin operations as a suburban and fast rail service, connecting Ski and Stabekk in the greater Oslo region.

Øystein Risan, Managing Director of Norske Tog, said: “We look forward to being able to offer improved capacity, comfort and mobile coverage to our
commuters.”

Rob Whyte, Managing Director of Alstom Nordics, said: “We are truly pleased that Norske Tog has selected Alstom to build their future fleet of trains. We are proud to contribute to increasing capacity on busy lines in the Oslo and Viken area. The chosen Coradia Nordic trains are fully suitable for Norwegian weather conditions. Furthermore, this order confirms Alstom’s leading position in Norway, as we are already equipping the entire Norwegian fleet with a new signalling solution.”

The Coradia Nordic for Norske Tog has been specially adapted to meet the needs of the Norwegian rail network. Its top speed of 160km/h ensures a swift and comfortable commute in a spacious and relaxing environment. Each trainset will consist of six single-deck coaches for a total capacity of 778 passengers, offering 40 per cent higher capacity than the trains they replace. The new trains will be equipped with the latest ETCS signalling system. The system will feature a world-first advanced odometry solution designed for the harshest winter conditions.

The state-of-the-art, low-floor Coradia Nordic is built with Alstom’s sustainable approach to services in mind, which considers the entire lifecycle of the product, from initial design to end of life, which will maximise the value of Norske Tog’s assets.

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Norske Tog’s new ‘Class 77’ regional trains. Credit: Alstom

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