Alstom has won a EUR 35 million contract in Sweden to install ETCS on-board equipment on a fleet of 77 class X31 regional trains with an option for 34 additional trains. All trains will be equipped by end of 2023.
The contract was awarded by AB Transitio, Region Skåne through Skånetrafiken (Skåne regional transport authority), Region Blekinge, Hallandstrafiken (local transit authority in Halland), and DSB.
The trains are operating the railway network in the growing Öresund region in the South of Sweden, and Eastern Denmark.
Under the contract Alstom will install a solution that features an integrated dual system enabling the trains to run on legacy lines equipped with ATC-2 system in Sweden, whilst being also able to run on lines newly equipped with the ERTMS Level 2 system both in Sweden and Denmark.
The trains are also equipped to run on the existing ZUB 123 system in Denmark. The design of the dual system minimizes hardware equipment by sharing some on-board components, and the wheel sensors.
“To us, an updated and modern train fleet is important as we see a steadily increasing flow of passengers to a region that continues to grow. With a new digital signalling system, the trains will continue to provide a very safe railway service in the Öresund region”, Stefan Kallin, the CEO of AB Transitio, said.