Alstom and Norske Tog signed a EUR 1.8 billion framework contract allowing for the provision of up to 200 Coradia Nordic regional trains with a firm order of 30 trains worth EUR 380 million. The first 30 trains will operate on the Østfold line. This announcement was made after Norske Tog unveiled on December 17, 2021, that will acquire six-car EMUs from Alstom.
The production of the new Norske Tog’s new “Class 77” regional trains will start in 2023 and in 2024 the first trainsets will enter testing. It is expected that they will start commercial operation 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. “We look forward to being able to offer improved capacity, comfort and mobile coverage to our commuters,” Øystein Risan, Managing Director of Norske Tog, said.
The Coradia Nordic regional trains for Norske Tog have been specially adapted to meet the needs of the Norwegian rail network.
Designed to run at a top speed of 160 km/h, the trains ensure a a swift and comfortable commute in a spacious and relaxing environment.
Each single-deck trainset will have a capacity of 778 passengers, offering 40% higher capacity than the trains they will replace. The new trains will be equipped with the latest ETCS Baseline 3 Release 2 signalling system. The system will feature a world-first advanced odometry solution designed for the harshest winter conditions.
Coradia Nordic is a state-of-the-art, low-floor, highly versatile family of electric multiple unit trains designed to meet the demands of regional and intercity transport in Nordic countries. Nearly 300 Coradia Nordic trains have been delivered to customers in Nordic countries so far.
A modular design allows operators to choose the configuration and interior that work best for their market and commercial strategy. In addition, Alstom’s sustainable approach to services considers the entire life cycle of the product, from initial design to end of life, which will maximise the value of Norske Tog’s assets.