Alstom to supply 17 additional Coradia Stream inter-regional electric trains in Romania

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Alstom and the Romanian Railway Reform Authority (ARF) have signed an addendum to the initial contract for the delivery of additional Coradia Stream inter-regional trains and associated 15 years maintenance services. These 17 trains will supplement the first 20 trains, ordered in March 2022, creating the first passenger railway fleet provided by Alstom in Romania.

Developed for the European market, Coradia Stream trains are equipped with the ERTMS Level 2 traffic control system and comply with both European standards (EN) as well as Technical Interoperability Specifications (TSIs), being capable of operating on all the main European power supply systems. The maximum speed of the trains will be 160km/h.

Each train will have six cars, a total capacity of 350 seats and 100% low floor, to assure easy access for all passengers. There will be two entry doors on each side of the middle cars and one door for each side of the end cars. The passenger information system will include a sound system and a dynamic display system. Each train car will be equipped with large-size luggage racks.

The Coradia Stream trains will also be equipped with a digital system for passenger counting with high-precision sensors. Each train will have four ecological toilets, evenly distributed along the entire length of the train, with one designed for people with reduced mobility. The final configuration, colors and finishes will be fully customized according to the requirements of the Contracting Authority during the design stage.

Coradia Stream is a low-floor, high-performance electric multiple unit (EMU), that offers a modular design, allowing operators to choose their best configuration and interior. Developed for the European market, Coradia Stream can operate on all the main European power supply systems.

Coradia Stream family is a huge success throughout Europe with almost 900 trains already ordered in Denmark, Germany, Italy, Luxemburg, Spain, and the Netherlands – along with Romania. The trains in Italy have been in service since mid-2019, proving once more the reliability of this solution. The Coradia Stream train family also offers emission-free traction solutions such as battery or hydrogen for non-electrified lines.

Alstom has been active in Romania for almost 30 years and is a market leader in railway electrification and signalling solutions. The company is responsible for implementing signaling or electrification solutions on more than 75% of the Rhine-Danube railway corridor in Romania.