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New Coradia Continental

11 Jan 2014 16:56
  • New Coradia Continental

Under the contract signed with DB Regio in April 2012, Alstom is now starting to outshop the 28 Coradia Continental three-car EMUs. The trains are to be used on Lines S5 and S8 of the Rhein-Ruhr S-Bahn in Nordrhein-Westfalen since December 2014. Because their design complies with latest European crash norms, they differ slightly from previous Coradia Continentals and have a restyled front end design. Here we see 440 303/803 on 8 January 2014 at Wien Floridsdorf marshalling yard, en route to the RTA Rail Tec Arsenal climatic test centre.


Trenitalia’s Class ETR 425 EMU Starts Tests

08 Nov 2013 10:28
  • Trenitalia’s Class ETR 425 EMU Starts Tests
  • Trenitalia’s Class ETR 425 EMU Starts Tests

On 6 November 2013 the first of 70 new Coradia Meridian EMUs being built by Alstom at Savigliano for Trenitalia started tests on the Le Nord (former Ferrovie Nord Milano) network. The 5-car trains have a top service speed of 160 km/h. Here is ETR 425 001 at Varese Nord on the first day of test runs, the train being mostly covered in white protective vinyls. The future livery is shown in the artist's impression.


Coradia Polyvalent Dynamic Testing Begins

03 Sep 2012 15:49
  • Coradia Polyvalent Dynamic Testing Begins
  • Coradia Polyvalent Dynamic Testing Begins
  • Coradia Polyvalent Dynamic Testing Begins
  • Coradia Polyvalent Dynamic Testing Begins
  • Coradia Polyvalent Dynamic Testing Begins
  • Coradia Polyvalent Dynamic Testing Begins

Coradia Polyvalent Dynamic Testing Begins Alstom has started dynamic testing of Coradia Polyvalent multiple units, at VUZ’s Velim test circuits in the Czech Republic and in France, at the Centres d’Essais Ferroviaires at Valenciennes and Bar-le-Duc, and on a section of the RFF line between Wissembourg and Hoffen. The photos, taken on 4 July 2012, show Coradia Polyvalent EMUs at Velim test centre.