The new trains are based on proven Bombardier design for high-level reliability and comfort
Bombardier Transportation and AB Transitio have agreed on the delivery of 11 three-car BOMBARDIER CONTESSA trains, valued at approximately 96 million euros ($137 million US). The agreement includes an option for five additional trains. The new trains will be leased by Swedish operators Länstrafiken Kronoberg, Kalmar Läns Trafik and Hallandstrafiken.
The new trains will run in the Oresund region and will be managed by local traffic authorities co-operating in Oresund and Trafikstyrelsen in Denmark. The total number of trains ordered by various customers in Sweden and Denmark is 111 (including this new order) of which 90 have been delivered and are in service.
The CONTESSA trains are a vital part of everyday life for thousands of commuters and are one of the key factors behind the successful integration of the prosperous Oresund region.
The trains, which can reach a maximum speed of 180 km/h, are capable of crossing the bridge between Denmark and Sweden despite the different rail infrastructures used in both countries. The trains automatically shift signalling and power systems when crossing the border thanks to a sophisticated dual system integrated into the vehicles. It thus links the entire southern part of Sweden to Denmark and the rest of Europe. Other features of the inter-regional train include a middle-car design with a low floor and entrances giving easy access, for example, to disabled passengers and passengers carrying heavy luggage.
Bo Fredriksson, Managing Director of AB Transitio said: "CONTESSA trains are already part of our fleet and we are pleased to increase the number of CONTESSA vehicles in order to respond to passenger growth in the Oresund traffic.”
Commenting on the order, Stéphane Rambaud-Measson, President Passengers Division, Bombardier Transportation, said: “CONTESSA trains contribute to the environmentally friendly passenger growth in the Oresund region and we are proud that Transitio has again entrusted us to continue providing further capacity to the region."
The vehicles and propulsion equipment will be designed by Bombardier in Sweden, with the propulsion equipment being manufactured at Bombardier’s production site in Västerås. The cars will be produced in Germany at Bombardier’s Hennigsdorf and Görlitz production sites, while the bogies will be produced in Siegen.
About Bombardier Transportation
As the global leader in rail technology, Bombardier Transportation offers the broadest portfolio in the rail industry and delivers innovative products and services that set new standards in sustainable mobility. BOMBARDIER ECO4 technologies – built on the four cornerstones of energy, efficiency, economy and ecology – conserve energy, protect the environment and help to improve total train performance. Bombardier Transportation is headquartered in Berlin, Germany and has a presence in over 60 countries. It has an installed base of over 100,000 vehicles worldwide.
A world-leading manufacturer of innovative transportation solutions, from commercial aircraft and business jets to rail transportation equipment, systems and services, Bombardier Inc. is a global corporation headquartered in Canada. Its revenues for the fiscal year ended Jan. 31, 2009, were $19.7 billion US, and its shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD). Bombardier is listed as an index component to the Dow Jones Sustainability World and North America indexes. News and information are available at www.bombardier.com.
AB Transitio is a publicly owned company procuring and managing trains for Swedish public transport authorities, primarily for regional traffic. The group of company owners includes the major part of all public transport authorities in Sweden. The objective with the cooperation is to minimize costs for vehicle supply.
Photo: CONTESSA train
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