Alstom Coradia

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Alstom Coradia
Hugh llewelyn 180 105 (7783034114).jpg
The Coradia 1000 Adelante (seen here at Moreton-in-Marsh) is a type of British diesel multiple high-speed train built by Alstom.
Manufacturer Alstom
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.


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 Grand Central, Great Western Railway and Hull Trains.

Coradia Juniper[edit]

The electric Coradia Juniper family now 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), but formerly included the Class 460 (originally used for Gatwick Express airport services, but fully incorporated into the 458 fleet by early 2016).

Class Image Operator Introduced Number Carriages End Gangways Power Type Notes
175 Newport railway station MMB 12 175011.jpg Arriva Trains Wales 1999-2001 27 2 or 3 No Diesel The end two cars are labeled A and C irrespective of there being a coach B in the middle.
180 Hugh llewelyn 180 105 (7783034114).jpg Great Western Railway
Grand Central
Hull Trains
2000-2001 14 5 No Diesel
334 334038 sits at Edinburgh Waverley, 05 April 2013.JPG Abellio ScotRail 1999-2002 40 3 No Pantograph
458 Au Morandarte Flickr DSC03385 (14437196833).jpg South West Trains 1998-2002 30 5 Yes Contact shoe
460 Unit 460008 at East Croydon.JPG Gatwick Express 1999-2001 8 8 No Contact shoe Withdrawn from service in 2012 to be converted to Class 458/5 for South West Trains.

Mainland Europe[edit]

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.


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, was suppsed to be used for regional traffic around the lake of Mälaren in Sweden. Now SJ AB uses the train as intercity between Stockholm and Gothenburg.


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

North America[edit]

The Coradia LINT, was introduced in service in North America in 2015 by OCTranspo's Capital Railway in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, where six units operate an LRT-like service as the O-train Trillium line.

Accidents and incidents[edit]


Alstom Coradia family range
Alstom Coradia LINT 
Alstom Coradia Continental (1st type, DB class 440) 
Alstom Coradia Continental owned by agilis 
Alstom Coradia Nordic 
Alstom Coradia Duplex 
British Rail Class 175 
Alstom Coradia Meridian 
Alstom Coradia Régiolis 
Alstom Coradia Continental (2nd type, DB class 1440) 


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  2. ^ "Italy train crash: 'Twenty killed' near Bari". BBC News Online. 12 July 2016. Retrieved 12 July 2016. 
  3. ^ "Germany axe attack: Assault on train in Wurzburg". BBC News Online. Retrieved 19 July 2016. 


Coradia UK

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