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This order corresponds to an option included in the initial contract for 55 commuter trains signed in 2002. The new order brings the number of Coradia Lirex trains to be manufactured for SL at Alstom’s site in
The trains are specially designed for the harsh Swedish climate. The main traction equipment is located on the roof of the vehicle to protect the sophisticated traction components against ice and snow build-up on the tracks. The roof-mounted equipment also facilitates maintenance work. Accumulations of ice and snow on the roof and in the underframe are avoided.
At 107 metres in length, this train is the longest articulated commuter train in the world, with a capacity for 900 passengers and a top speed of 160 km/h. Alstom says the trains are up to 95 percent recyclable and boast a low energy consumption due to their lightweight steel construction.