Alstom Coradia

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Alstom Coradia
180110 at Bath Spa.JPG
The Coradia 1000 Adelante (seen here at Bath Spa) is a type of British diesel multiple high-speed train built by Alstom.
Manufacturer Alstom
Formation Coradia
Operator First Hull Trains and others
Specifications
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge

The Alstom Coradia family range of Inter-city trains and regional trains includes multiple unit diesel (DMU) or electric (EMU) as well as double-decker trains that can carry up to 900 passengers. There are a number of variants of this series, used in several countries.

Operators[edit]

United Kingdom[edit]

Coradia 1000[edit]

The first British units entered service in 2001. The family is represented by two sub-families. The diesel-powered Coradia 1000 family consists of Class 175 (27 units), a unit currently operating in Wales, and Class 180 Adelante, (14 units), a 125 mph (201 km/h) high-speed train used by First Great Western

Coradia Juniper[edit]

The electric Coradia Juniper family consists of the Class 334 (used for Glasgow commuter services, 40 units), the Class 458 (used on routes from London Waterloo to Reading, 30 units), and Class 460 (used for Gatwick Express airport services, 2 units).

Mainland Europe[edit]

Main article: Alstom Coradia LINT

The Coradia LINT, originally designed by Linke-Hofmann-Busch (LHB), before their acquisition by Alstom, is a diesel-powered light train similar to the Siemens Desiro and Bombardier Talent. It is used by a number of railways in Germany (DB class 640 and 648), the Netherlands, and Denmark.

The Coradia Continental is sold to several operators in Germany. The first series to be introduced will be the BR 440 of Deutsche Bahn. The Coradia Duplex is a double-decker model, used for TER services in France (designated Class Z 26500), by Chemins de Fer Luxembourgeois (designated CFL 2200), and in Sweden.

Sweden[edit]

Main articles: SL X60, X3 (train) and SJ X40

The Coradia Nordic is used for Storstockholms Lokaltrafik (designated X60) for commuter services in the Stockholm area. Several more contracts are realised for other Swedish operators, principally Skånetrafiken in Skåne County. Both the Continental and Nordic varieties were originally marketed as ‘Coradia Lirex’.

A version of the Coradia Duplex, the SJ X40 is used by SJ AB for services in the Mälaren region of Sweden.

Finland[edit]

The VR Class Sm4[1] is used for local and regional traffic from Helsinki to Leppävaara, Vantaankoski, Tampere and Kouvola.

Gallery[edit]

Alstom Coradia family range
Alstom Coradia LINT 
Alstom Coradia Continental 
Alstom Coradia Nordic 
Alstom Coradia Duplex 
British Rail Class 175 
British Rail Class 458 
Alstom Coradia Meridian 
British Rail Class 334 
Alstom Coradia Régiolis 

References[edit]

Literature[edit]

Coradia UK

External links[edit]