Bombardier Transportation has signed a contract with Västtrafik to supply 40 high speed electric multiple unit trains to the Västra Götaland in Sweden. The contract is worth approximately US$452 and includes an option for 60 additional trains.
“Since Västtrafik was formed in 1999 the ridership by train has more than doubled,” said Lars Holmin, Västtrafik chairman of the board. “We are continuously challenged to meet the target of 135,000 journeys per-day provided by the county. We see a steady increase in train passengers and we are the right track. The new trains will contribute to even more attractive journeys for our customers.”
The three-car trains will operate at speeds of up to 200 km/h and will offer seating for 270 passengers. Delivery of the new trains is expected to begin in 2021.
“We are proud to support Västtrafik’s efforts to meet a higher demand for public transport,” remarked Marina Sundman, Bombardier Transportation sales director. “Our longstanding partnership with Västtrafik, supported by our teams in the Sävenäs and Falköping depots in Västra Götaland has laid the foundation for designing the new train. We want to support regional growth by providing the ideal mobility solution that will ensure the comfort and ease of every passenger’s journey. This important order is an endorsement of the quality of the products Bombardier designs, engineers, manufactures, and services for the Nordic market.”