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Alstom wins landmark contract to deliver up to 200 regional trains in Norway

Christian Fernsby |
Alstom has signed a framework contract with Norske Tog (NT) allowing for the provision of up to 200 Coradia Nordic regional trains.

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Topics: ALSTOM    NORWAY   

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.

Delivery of Norske Tog’s 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.

The Coradia Nordic for Norske Tog has been specially adapted to meet the needs of the Norwegian rail network. Its top speed of 160 km/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% 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. A modular design allows operators to choose the configuration and interior that work best for their market and commercial strategy.

Alstom will assemble the trains for Norske Tog at its site in Salzgitter, Germany. The project office with project and contract management, product commissioning, testing, documentation, training and warranty will be executed within Norway. The Coradia range offers electrical and diesel traction, along with other innovative emission-free solutions, such as battery and hydrogen powered traction, for non-electrified lines.

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