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May 07, 2010

EuroMaint Rail to refurbish Stockholm emus

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STOCKHOLM Local Transport (SL) has selected Euromaint Rail, Sweden, for a SKr 400 million ($US 51.9 million) contract to refurbish the fleet of three-car emus used on the 891mm-gauge Roslagsbanan.

The contract covers the refurbishment of all 101 vehicles supplied for the 65km three-line network by ABB between 1988 and 1995. The modernisation includes full external and internal renovation together with new passenger information and CCTV systems, installation of a low-floor section in the 32 centre cars to allow improved access for people with disabilities, and a series of reliability modifications. Euromaint Rail says the new interior will reflect the design used on SL's fleet of Alstom X60 emus, which are used on mainline services in the city.

Refurbishment work will begin at the start of next year and the project will be completed in late 2014.
 
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