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Alstom Spain to supply propulsion for new Swedish high-speed trains




Alstom´s Trápaga site in Spain will supply the propulsion system for 25 high-speed trains for Swedish Railways. These vehicles, the new Zefiro Express trains, will run in Sweden and Denmark.


Alstom Spain to supply propulsion for new Swedish high-speed trains

(08/09/2022) 


The new trains for Sweden´s national operator (SJ) belong to Alstom's Avelia family and are part of the contract awarded to the company to supply 25 Zefiro Express high-speed trains, with an option of 15 additional trains, for an amount of €650 million. The state-of-the-art Zefiro Express trains will reach maximum speeds of 250 km/h. and are designed to operate in harsh weather conditions – even when temperatures drop as low as -40C.

The design of the new units also gives priority to accessibility. The floors in the train carriages are flat and ramp-free, which allow easy passage on, off and along the train. The vehicles will have a total capacity of 360 seats. The carriage width, electrical systems, and signalling systems have been developed with interoperability in mind and an understanding that the trains will run in both Sweden and Denmark, but they will also be certified for traffic in Norway.

 

 


 
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