Danish train company Vestsjællands Lokalbaner has ordered nine Coradia Lint regional trains worth €23 million from Alstom. Vestsjællands Lokalbaner is a public company operating in the Western part of the Zealand region of Denmark.
This project is the second order of a frame agreement signed in November 2004 with local railway operators. The first order for the supply of 27 Coradia Lint trains to Lokalbanen, a public transport company operating in the Northern part or the Zealand region, was placed in 2005. These trains are currently being manufactured at Alstom’s site in Salzgitter, Germany.
The new trains will run on two regional lines covering a distance of 100km and linking Holbæk to Nyköbing and Töllöse to Slagelse. They will carry 1.7 million passengers a year.
The Coradia Lint trains will replace the existing fleet which is up to 30 years old. Delivery will start in September 2007.