Regional trains Alstom Coradia Stream, France


Alstom’s Coradia Stream is designed for regional and long distance services. Credit: Alstom Advanced Design & Styling.

The Coradia Stream is a high performance low floor electric multiple unit (EMU). Credit: Alstom Advanced Design & Styling.

Coradia Stream trains can travel at a maximum speed of 200 km/h. Credit: Alstom Design & Styling.

Alstom’s Coradia Stream is a high performance low-floor electric multiple unit developed for the European market.

Unveiled in 2017, the EMU represents the latest generation of the Coradia regional train family. The trains are specifically designed for regional and intercity services.

Coradia Stream trains have been ordered by operators in Germany, Italy, Denmark and the Netherlands.

The model was developed through close collaboration with Alstom facilities in several countries, including France, Germany, Belgium, Italy and Poland.

Design and characteristics of Coradia Stream trains

The Coradia Stream train features a modular design that allows operators to select the configuration according to their needs. It can operate on non-electrified lines using emission-free traction systems.

Trains can be designed with variable seating configurations, expandable bike compartments or spacious multi-purpose sections.

The 3kV single-deck bi-directional electric train is energy efficient and has a propulsion system that includes four traction motors.

Alstom Coradia Stream trains can travel at a maximum speed of 200 km/h. With an access height of 600 mm, the trains offer barrier-free access to passengers.

Interiors Alstom Coradia Stream

The Coradia Stream features modular interiors, which can be changed to meet the demands of different seasons. Trains can be customized to accommodate bike racks, food and drink vending machines, media spaces, and work or relaxation areas.

Interior and seating configurations can be customized to create additional seating for longer journeys or optimize standing room for shorter journeys.

The vehicles have large windows that allow for increased light, space and comfort. Additionally, onboard services such as infotainment, audio and video enhance the passenger experience. CCTV installations are installed on the train to ensure increased security.

The trains also have a real-time passenger information system, WiFi, power outlets and LED lighting.

Variants of the Coradia stream

The four-car version, which has 420 seats, includes two double-decker control cars and two single-decker middle cars. The five-car configuration includes an additional bi-level intermediate vehicle and can accommodate 540 seats.

The capacity can be increased to 960 seats when the four-car and five-car are arranged in a double-wheel drive combination.

The mid-cars of bi-level vehicles provide ramp-free access for passengers with reduced mobility.

The high-capacity Coradia version combines single- and double-deck coaches to provide optimum accessibility, capacity and flexibility. It offers up to 15% more space compared to existing vehicles serving the Main-Weser Express route.

Contractors involved

Teleste, a technology company based in Finland, was selected to provide an in-vehicle solution comprising passenger information, video surveillance, intercom and public address systems. It will also provide full color RGB LED information displays.

The entire on-board solution will be deployed on board 31 Alstom Coradia Stream trains, ordered by FERROVIENORD.

Dassault Systèmes has been awarded a contract to provide the 3DEXPERIENCE virtual product configurator platform to Alstom, to expedite the delivery of trains to Trenitalia. The platform provides Trenitalia with real-time visualization of full-fledged digital train variants, before they are built.

Orders and deliveries

Alstom received the first order for the Coradia Stream from Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS), a Dutch passenger rail operator, in July 2016. NS has ordered 79 vehicles in five- and eight-car configurations, designated Intercity Next Generation (ICNG), to operate on the Amsterdam-Rotterdam-Breda line and the Den Haag-Eindhoven corridor.

The contract also covers the supply of two additional eight-car configurations for operation between Amsterdam and Brussels. NS placed another order for 18 additional trains to support intercity services between Amsterdam and Brussels in August 2019.

Italian rail operator Trenitalia signed a framework agreement with Alstom for the supply of 150 Alstom Coradia Stream trains in August 2016. The first firm order for 47 vehicles was placed by the Emilia-Romagna region in 2016.

Trenitalia ordered 54 additional Coradia Stream regional trains, designated Pop, for the Italian regions of Abruzzo (four trains), Marche (four trains), Liguria (15 trains) and Veneto (31 trains), in March 2018 The order is within the framework of the framework agreement signed in 2016.

Alstom signed a framework contract for the supply of 150 Coradia Stream regional trains to Trenitalia for around 910 million euros ($1.07 billion), in August 2021.

The contractual scope also includes maintenance services for regional trains.

Alstom has been awarded a contract to supply 17 modern high-capacity Coradia Stream EMUs, comprising 13 four-car and four five-car trainsets, to Deutsche Bahn subsidiary DB Regio in January 2022. The trains will run on the network Main-Weser between Frankfurt, Giessen, Marburg and Kassel, Germany.

Danish State Railways (DSB) ordered 100 Coradia Stream regional trains, designated Fremtidens Tog-Nye Tog, in June 2021 for 1.4 billion euros ($1.7 billion), as part of a deal framework worth 2.6 billion euros ($3.14 billion). -maintenance in service for 15 years. The framework agreement also includes an additional 15 years of maintenance and the possibility of purchasing additional trainsets.

Delivery of the new trains is expected to start in the fourth quarter (Q4) of 2024. The new fleet of regional trains will connect the Danish region of Frederikshavn in the north to Rødby in the southeast via Copenhagen.

The first contract for €194 million ($214 million) with FNM for the supply of 31 regional trains for the Lombardy Region was signed in November 2019, as part of a framework agreement.

Another contract worth 125 million euros ($150 million) has been awarded by FERROVIENORD, part of the FNM group, for the delivery of 20 Coradia Stream regional trains for the Lombardy region, in April 2021 Named Donizetti, the trains will be delivered from June 2023.

Alstom has agreed to deliver 34 Alstom Coradia Stream high-capacity two-stage EMUs to Landesnahverkehrsgesellschaft Niedersachsen (LNVG) in Germany, for 760 million euros ($903 million), in March 2021.

The order includes a total of 154 vehicle units, including 68 power trailers and 86 intermediate cars. The contractual scope also covers vehicle maintenance for 30 years.

The trains will enter service on the Expresskreuz Bremen/Niedersachsen (EBN) network in December 2024, connecting Bremen, Hanover, Oldenburg, Wilhelmshaven, Norddeich-Mole, Osnabrück and Bremerhaven.

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