Alstom presents Coradia Stream to NS and Trenitalia
Alstom has revealed its Coradia Stream trains to its first customers; NS, the Netherlands national railway operator and Trenitalia, the Italian railway company.
Coradia Stream is a high-performance low-floor electric multiple unit for regional and intercity transport, developed for the European market.
The first order for 79 Coradia Streams was placed in July 2016 by NS. Named Intercity Next Generation (ICNG) by the operator, the trains will run on the Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Breda line and on the Den Haag-Eindhoven corridor at a maximum speed of 200km/h. They will enter commercial service from 2021.
The trains meet the highest standards for interoperability and will be equipped with ATB and ERTMS systems. The trains are able to operate on 25KV AC (high-speed line) and 1,5 KV DC (main railway network). NS has revealed the design of the future ICNG trains through a full-scale model.
Equally, a full-scale model of the Coradia Stream for Trenitalia has been unveiled at Expoferroviaria, in Milan. Named Pop by the Italian operator, this train has been designed for operation in the different Italian regions.
The modular format allows a wide range of easily combined interiors, liveries and accessories, providing each region with the ability to customise its trains using an interactive configurator. This solution is adapted to different configurations and capacity needs for regional and suburban transport. Trenitalia awarded Alstom with a frame contract to supply 150 Coradia Stream trains in August 2016, with the first batch of 47 trains expected for delivery in early 2019.
Coradia Stream has been designed by an international team of six nationalities and is the result of a close collaboration between Alstom’s sites in Belgium, France, Germany, Italy and Poland.