Railway reform authority ARF has awarded Alstom a contract to supply an additional 17 Coradia Stream interregional electric trains and provide 15 years of maintenance. It is reported by the Railway Supply magazine with reference to the Railway Gazette.

Coradia Stream
Picture: Alstom

The order follows a EUR 270 million order in March for the first 20 EMUs, the first order for Alstom’s mainline passenger trains to Romania.

“I am very pleased to see that ARF has decided to extend the benefits of our trains to even more passengers, almost doubling the original order,” said Gabriel Stanciu, Managing Director of Alstom in Romania, Bulgaria and Moldova.

“This demonstrates our client’s confidence in Coradia Stream as a reference product for the modern rail network in Romania. These 37 modern interregional electric trains will make a significant contribution to the country’s transition to sustainable mobility.”

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The six-car, 160 km/h TSI-compliant trains equipped with ETCS will have 350 seats, large luggage racks, passenger counting equipment and a dynamic passenger information system.

The trains will be 100% low-floor, with two doors on each side of the intermediate cars and one door on each side of the outer cars. There will be four toilets, including one designed for people with disabilities.

The final configuration, colours and finishes will be customised to ARF’s requirements.

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