The vehicles will be designed and assembled at Alstom's Salzgitter plant in Germany, while the traction equipment will be constructed in Tarbes, France, and the auxiliary convertors in Charleroi, Belgium. In addition to this latest order, Alstom has already supplied 71 trains to SL and sold a total of 162 Coradia Nordic emus to Swedish public and regional transport authorities.
Swedes choose Coradia Nordic emus
STOCKHOLM's public transport authority, SL, has placed a Euros 102 million order with Alstom for 12 Coradia Nordic emus for the Stockholm - Uppsala line.
Scheduled for delivery in 2012, the six-coach emus have a maximum speed of 160km/h and are able to accommodate 374 passengers. With the main equipment situated on the roof, the trains are well-suited to Sweden's harsh winter climate.