Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Bombardier wins new Swedish train order

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Bombardier Transportation and AB Transitio have agreed on the delivery of 11 three-car Bombardier CONTESSA trains valued $137 million, with an option for an additional five trains. The trains will be leased by Swedish operators Lanstrafiken Kronoberg, Kalmar Lans Trafik, and Hallandstrafiken.

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The new trains will operate at speeds up to 112 mph in the Oresund region and will be managed by cooperating traffic authorities in Oresundand Trafikstyrelsen in Denmark. With this agreement, he total number of these trains ordered by customers in Sweden and Denmark is 111, of which 90 have been delivered.

The trains can cross the bridge between Denmark and Sweden despite different rail infrastructures. They automatically shift signaling and power systems when crossing the border thanks to a dual system integrated in the vehicles.