Bombardier will provide 40 high-speed regional trains to Sweden

Posted: 9 April 2018 | | No comments yet

The electric high-speed trains ordered by Västtrafik, Sweden are prepared for the harsh Nordic weather, offer comfortable journeys and will meet the growing demand for rail travel…

Bombardier will provide 40 high-speed regional trains to Sweden

Bombardier Transportation has signed a contract with Västtrafik, Sweden to supply 40 high-speed electric multiple unit trains to cater for their growing regional traffic.

The estimated revenue for this contract is approximately $452 million and includes an option for 60 additional trains. Delivery is planned to begin in 2021.

Lars Holmin, Chairman of the Board at Västtrafik, said: “Since Västtrafik was formed in 1999 the ridership by train has more than doubled. We are continuously challenged to meet the target of 135,000 journeys per day provided by the county. The new trains will contribute to even more attractive journeys for our customers.”

The three-car trains are designed for high capacity, premium passenger comfort, low operational cost and can operate under harsh weather conditions. The trains operate at speeds of up to 200km/h, offer seats for 270 passengers and include features such as Wi-Fi, low-floor and multi-purpose areas.

Bombardier´s experience in delivering and maintaining high-speed trains in the region for the last 15 years offers an advantage as the new trains are optimised to meet the needs of drivers, on-board staff and maintenance personnel.

Marina Sundman, Sales Director, Bombardier Transportation said: “Our longstanding partnership with Västtrafik, supported by our teams in the Sävenäs and Falköping depots in Västra Götaland have laid the foundation for designing the new train. We want to support regional growth by providing the ideal mobility solution that will ensure the comfort and ease of every passenger’s journey.”