posted on 18th Dec 2018 18:43
On 18 December 2018 Alstom has been awarded a contract, worth around 360 million EUR, to supply 34 regional high-capacity double-deck EMUs from the Coradia range to CFL. The new 160 km/h fleet will include 80-metre and 160-metre long trains to be delivered from December 2021 onwards. The trains will run on the national network, as well as in Belgium and France, and will be fitted both with the ETCS Level 2 (Baseline 3) on-board equipment and TBL1+ ATP.
"The new trains are necessary for the replacement of existing material and to meet the significant expected increase of passengers commuting to Luxemburg,” said Marc Wengler, CEO at CFL. „With a total capacity of more than 15,000 seats, these trains will allow CFL to safely carry more passengers, improving mobility and accessibility throughout Luxemburg.“