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Alstom has announced that it has been awarded a contract by AB Transitio, Region Skåne through Skånetrafiken, Region Blekinge, Hallandstrafiken AB, and DSB SOV to equip 77 X31 trains with ERTMS.
The contract also has the option of an additional 34 trains.
The contract is worth around 35 million euro (around £31m).
The trans run in the Öresund region in the South of Sweden, and Eastern Denmark.
Alstom will install a system that features an integrated dual system enabling the trains to run on legacy lines in Sweden.
Furthermore, the trains are also equipped to run on the existing ZUB 123 system in Denmark.
Björn Asplund, Managing Director of Alstom Sweden, said:
“We are very pleased to deliver an onboard control system solution for AB Transitio and their fellow vehicle owners for Öresundstrafiken. This contract is a strategic win for Alstom in Sweden, where its longstanding international ERTMS experience now will be applied to a major part of the train fleet in southern Sweden
Stefan Kallin, CEO of AB Transitio said:
“To us, an updated and modern train fleet is important as we see a steadily increasing flow of passengers to a region that continues to grow. With a new digital signalling system, the trains will continue to provide a very safe railway service in the Öresund region”,
This article first appeared on www.railadvent.co.uk
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