Alstom has been awarded a contract worth 177 million euro by Catalonian operator FGC (Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat de Catalunya) to supply 10 new Coradia Stream regional trains, along with associated maintenance for a period of 15 years. The trains will be manufactured at Alstom's industrial site in Santa Perpètua de la Mogoda, Barcelona. Alstom will also build a new service depot on its site, where preventive and corrective maintenance will take place.
“This contract is the result of Alstom’s commitment to smart and sustainable mobility in Catalonia. As long-time industry and technology partners, we want to offer solutions that meet the 21st century’s mobility challenges. To do so, we offer leading technology in the sector, unique industrial capacity, a local supplier network and a consolidated value chain for developing these state-of-the-art trains for FGC. We are confident they will be the new face of sustainable mobility in Barcelona and Catalonia,” said Leopoldo Maestu, Managing Director, Alstom Spain.
The trains are specially designed to operate a new commuter line for people traveling from central Barcelona to El Prat Airport. They will consist of five single-deck cars with a total capacity of 600 passengers and a maximum speed in the commercial service of 120 km/h. The majority of the train will be low floor (with the exception of the bogie and cab areas) and will have extra-wide double doors at platform height. Trains will have a lot of space for luggage and wider corridors for better accessibility. They will also include the most advanced signalling solutions and top-level security and information systems.
The trains support the concept of sustainable mobility and have been developed using eco-design criteria: choice of raw materials, traction systems, energy efficiency, and recycling at the end of their life. Trains are expected to become an attractive public transport option and make a significant contribution to reducing road congestion and CO2 emissions. Another interesting feature is their visual design, which is inspired by the geography, architecture, and tradition of Catalonia.
In total, more than 3,500 Alstom Coradia trains have been sold to date and approximately 2,900 trains are currently operating in Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Sweden, and Canada. The platform offers a full range of emission-free solutions, including battery or hydrogen versions for non-electrified lines.