Norway's largest procurement agreement for trains has been signed
Today, Norske tog has signed an agreement to buy 30 new commuter trains from Alstom, with the option to buy additional 170 trains. The first 30 trains will operate on the Østfold Line.
- Today is a great day for all Norwegian railway-enthusiast! In few years, we can offer commuters in the Oslo-region new commuter trains with higher comfort, increased capacity, and better mobile signals, says Øystein Risan, CEO of Norske tog.
The framework agreement has an estimated total value of NOK 20 billion NOK, including the first order of 30 commuter trains and the related costs up to NOK 3,8 billion, and is the largest procurement in Norwegian railway history.
Alstom, one of the largest global train suppliers, won the competition based on an overall quality and price assessment.
The new Coradia Nordic train is customized to meet all requirements related to capacity, customer satisfaction and technical solutions on the Norwegian railway network. Coradia Nordic has a top speed of 160 km/hm that ensures efficient, but comfortable train travel in spacious and relaxing surroundings. Each train set will consist of six carriages, with a total capacity of 778 passengers - which is an increase of about 40% compared to the trains being replaced.
Production of the new trains will start in 2023. The first trains are due in Norway for testing in 2024, and the trains will be delivered and put into operation in 2025.