Industry´s leading mobility solution provider, Bombardier Transportation announced today that it has signed a contract with Västtrafik to supply 40 high-speed electric multiple unit trains to cater to growing regional traffic in Sweden’s region of Västra Götaland. The estimated revenue for this contract is about 3.8 billion SEK ($452 million US, 368 million euro) and includes an option for 60 additional trains. Delivery is planned to begin in 2021.
The three-car trains are designed for high capacity, premium passenger comfort, low operational cost, and the ability to operate under the harsh weather conditions prevalent in Nordics. With a focus on the unique needs of Västra Götaland, Bombardier offers a solution that´s highly reliable, safe for all those inside or around the vehicle and with a diagnostic capability to increase availability, ensuring a high degree of schedule effectiveness. The trains will operate at speeds of up to 200 km/h, offer seating for 270 passengers and includes features such as wi-fi, low-floor and multi-purpose areas.
Bombardier´s experience in delivering and maintaining high-speed trains in the region for the last 15 years offers an advantage as the new trains are optimised to meet the needs of drivers, onboard staff and maintenance personnel. The appealing Nordic design and low energy consumption will support a smart and sustainable lifestyle in the region for decades.