New Trains Based On Proven BOMBARDIER REGINA Platform For High Level Reliability From Day One
The Swedish state railway, SJ AB, will increase its fleet of BOMBARDIER REGINA high-speed trains, it was announced today. The contract for 20 new four-car trains is valued at approximately 221 million euros ($349 million US). Delivery will start in April 2010 and be completed in August 2010. The contract includes an option for a further 20 trains.
The expanded REGINA fleet will provide SJ’s growing number of passengers with the highest level of comfort and service. Improvements for these new trains include a wider carbody, more flexibility, and comfortable interior car layouts. The passengers will continue to enjoy seated service in first class, a bistro, in-train internet and infotainment, low noise levels and the highest level of interior design.
The REGINA train is suitable for many different train operations such as regional, interregional and intercity traffic. In Scandinavia, more than 70 REGINA trains are either currently running or on order. The trains are designed and verified to withstand the harsh climate conditions apparent in the Nordic countries. Innovative BOMBARDIER MITRAC propulsion and control equipment featuring for example regenerative braking reduces the trains’ energy consumption to a minimum and may save up to 20 per cent energy compared to the previous generation of high-speed trains. Radial steered bogies reduce the track forces and thus minimize wear and tear of tracks.
Jan Forsberg, CEO SJ stated: “These new trains will be a very good complement to the trains which we already have in our fleet. They have the same comfort and speed capabilities as our current X2000 trains and meet the flexibility demands of our regional trains. We have also put a lot of effort in design and comfort, both interior and exterior.”
Commenting on the order, President of Bombardier’s Mainline & Metros Division, Stephane Rambaud-Measson, said: "We are extremely pleased with this new order from our valued customer, SJ. These REGINA trains maintain a level of reliability and comfort that are setting the stage for the trains of the future. The REGINA trains provide enhanced passenger comfort and are able to withstand the harsh winters in Scandinavia. Bombardier is proud of this achievement and the positive relationship we've formed with SJ."
Project management and lead engineering will take place in Västerås, Sweden, where the BOMBARDIER MITRAC propulsion system will also be designed and manufactured.
In Germany the vehicles will be engineered and assembled at Bombardier’s Hennigsdorf site; the carbodies will be manufactured in Görlitz, and the bogies in Siegen.
Photo: Bombardier's REGINA - Enhanced for SJ AB in Sweden (artistic rendering)
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About Bombardier Transportation Sweden
Bombardier Transportation in Sweden employs approximately 1600 people at sites in Västerås, Stockholm, Gothenburg, Hässleholm, Gävle and Nässjö. Bombardier offers a complete product portfolio to the Swedish market and has operations in Sweden that carry out design, manufacturing, project management and after-sales activities. Sweden also serves as a technology hub for Bombardier, developing signalling equipment and propulsion & controls for the global market.
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Every day, close to 100,000 people travel on SJ trains to more than 350 destinations - from Malmö in the south to Storlien in the north of Sweden. In 2007, SJ had net sales of SEK 8.3 billion. 3500 SJ employees work together to offer the customers a comfortable, safe, uncomplicated and efficient journey. All journeys on SJ’s electric trains carry the Swedish Society for Nature Conservation’s Good Environmental Choice eco-label and comply with the strictest standards regarding emissions, energy consumption and chemical use.
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