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CAF to supply biodiesel bi-mode trains to Sweden


Spanish train-maker CAF has been awarded a contract by Swedish leasing company Transitio to supply regional trains for operation in four regions of Sweden – Jönköping County, Kalmar County, Kronoberg and Blekinge.

The contract is for 20 four-car EMUs (electric multiple units), and eight BMUs (biodiesel-electric bimodal units) consisting of three cars plus a power car. The contract includes options that could increase the number of units by an additional 19 EMUs and seven BMUs. The base contract amounts to more than €250 million (£216 million), a figure that would almost double should all the additional vehicle options included in the contract be called off.

The first units are scheduled to be delivered by the end of 2023.

The CAF-designed trains belong to the Civity Nordic platform, designed to operate in extreme weather conditions (from -40°C to +40°C). They will initially operate on Krösatågen and Kustpilen lines – an electrification project is under way on the  latter, the reason why bimodal BMUs are included in the contract.


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