Bombardier Transportation has received an order from Swedish railway company SkÃ¥netrafiken for the delivery of 11 additional three-car Bombardier Contessa interregional trains. The order is valued at approximately $121 million Cdn (MSEK 700).
The new vehicles, which are scheduled for delivery starting in the spring of 2005, will be put in service in the southern Swedish region of SkÃ¥ne as well as over the Ã–resund bridge linking Sweden and Denmark. The order entails an option for a further 19 three-car trains.
The Contessa electric multiple units have been in service in Denmark and Sweden since the inauguration of the Ã–resund Bridge in July 2000. Four different customers operate a total of 56 three-car trains, 21 of which are operated by SkÃ¥netrafiken.
The trains will be produced by Bombardier at its VÃ¤sterÃ¥s and Kalmar facilities in Sweden. The bogies will be manufactured at its site in Derby, UK.