10th January 2019
Alstom have delivered the final Coradia Nordic regional train -better known as “Pågatågen” - to Skånetrafiken to complete an order that comprised of 30 units. The completion of the 2015 order for the regional public transportation authority and operator in southern Sweden built on an existing fleet of 69 trains and now means that the company now has one of the largest fleets in Sweden.
Each Coradia Nordic train has four cars with a length of 74 metres and the ability to carry up to 510 passengers with a maximum speed of 160 km/h. As with other variants of the Coradia family, the trains are renowned for their safety and performance along with boasting 98% recyclability.
Rob Whyte, Managing Director of Alstom in the Nordics said:
“With this delivery, Alstom has cemented its position as the leading supplier of regional trains in Sweden. The Coradia Nordic has proven itself over time to be safe and highly reliable, and with this large fleet, Skånetrafiken is now one of the largest operators in the country serving a growing region. We are very pleased to have been their trusted partner on this journey.”
Linda Westman, Business Manager, Skånetrafiken said:
“We are very pleased with this positive cooperation with Alstom as the vehicle supplier of the new Pågatågen. We now have 99 such trains and are thus well equipped to serve new customers and to expand our Pågatågen traffic.”
Author: Darren Porter