updated on 2nd Apr 2022 22:29 posted on 25th Mar 2022 12:07
Following the November 2021 announcement, on 25 March 2022, Alstom and the Romanian Railway Reform Authority (ARF) have signed a contract worth 270 million EUR for the delivery of 20 Coradia Stream inter-regional EMUs and associated 15-year maintenance services. They will be the first passenger trains provided by Alstom for operation in Romania.
The contract can be extended with the option for another 20 EMUs, to be confirmed by firm order from the beneficiary. Including extended maintenance on the entire fleet, the total estimated value of the project could thus exceed 750 million EUR.
The maximum speed of the six-car 100% low floor trains will be 160 km/h. Each will have a total capacity of 350 seats and large-size luggage racks, and will also be equipped with a digital system for passenger counting with high-precision sensors. Each train will have four 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 customised according to the requirements of the Contracting Authority during the design stage.
According to the timeline, the first train will be delivered at the end of 2023 and the remaining 19 are expected gradually by the end of 2024.
Alstom has been active in Romania for almost 30 years and is responsible for implementing signalling or electrification solutions on more than 75 % of the Rhine-Danube railway corridor in Romania. The first CBTC urban signalling solution in the country is under implementation by Alstom on Bucharest’s metro Line 5. The company has also been the provider of maintenance services for the Bucharest metro fleet for the last 17 years.