Alstom bags its first Romanian contract for passenger trains
Alstom has signed a deal for 20 Coradia Stream train sets with the Romanian Railway Reform Authority (ARF). The agreement, valued at 270 million euros, marks the company’s first-such contract in the country. To date, Alstom has mainly provided electrification and signalling solution in Romania.
The inter-regional trains will be delivered with associated maintenance services for a duration of 15 years. The trains will consist of six cars each, for a total capacity of 350 seated passengers. They are equipped with the ERTMS Level 2 traffic control system and designed to run at a maximum speed of 160 kilometres per hour.
“I am delighted that our Coradia trains, highly appreciated in so many European countries, will run in Romania as well. This contract completes the very diverse portfolio of Alstom solutions in this country, covering all our key business lines, from signalling and infrastructure projects to metro trains and complex maintenance capabilities,” Alstom Europe president Gian Luca Erbacci said in comments on the deal.
The contract includes an option for an additional 20 train sets plus maintenance, meaning the total value of the agreement can reach 750 million euros.