Thursday, February 09, 2012

Sweden's SJ gets Bombardier product declaration

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Bombardier Transportation said Thursday that, in the presence of more than 100 of Sweden’s top rail industry decision-makers, it presented its Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) for the Bombardier REGINA X55 intercity train to Swedish operator SJ.

The train has served as the concept platform for the country’s Green Train research program, Bombardier noted.

The REGINA X55 intercity train features high recoverability and recyclability rates, high energy efficiency, and low standstill and rolling noise levels, the company said. Overall environmental impact throughout the train’s lifecycle is inherently low, with SJ sourcing the operational electricity supply exclusively from renewable energy resources. Greenhouse gas emissions throughout the train’s lifecycle are as low as 2.48 gramsof CO2 per passenger per kilometer. This equates to up to 95% lower emissions than a car, bus, or aircraft, the company asserted.

Sara Paulsson, manager at Bombardier’s Centre of Competence for Design for Environment, presented the EPD to Helena Wildros, environmental communicator at SJ, in a ceremony at the conclusion of the Green Train seminar, which analyzed the findings of the seven-year research program. Participants in the seminar in Stockholm included politicians, government officials, journalists, and other representatives of the rail and transport sectors. A REGINA X55 intercity train was on display at the platform at Stockholm’s central station.

Branded as the SJ3000, the new intercity train was designed by Bombardier in Västerås, Sweden, to withstand the harsh conditions in Scandinavia. It will be the new green flagship for SJ.