ROMANIA’s Railway Reform Authority (ARF), which is responsible for managing PSO rail contracts, has awarded Alstom a €270m contract for the delivery of 20 Coradia Stream inter-regional EMUs and an associated 15-year maintenance contract.

The contract has an option for a further 20 trains. Including extended maintenance on the entire fleet, the contract could eventually be worth €750m.

The 160km/h six-car low-floor trains will have seating capacity for 350 passengers. There will be two entry doors on each side of the middle cars and one door on each side of the driving vehicles.

The fleet will be equipped with a passenger information system which will include a sound system and dynamic display system. Each vehicle will also have large luggage racks.

The trains will be fitted with a digital system for passenger counting using high-precision sensors. Each train will have four ecological toilets. The final configuration, colours and finishes will be fully customised according to the requirements of ARF during the design stage.

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