Trains to offer lower fuel emissions and better fuel economy
NEW YORK: Alstom Transport will supply six new diesel multi-unit (DMU) trainsets to OC Transpo, the urban transit service for the City of Ottawa. The order of CAD$34 million is part of OC Transpo’s plan to continuously upgrade O-Train rolling stock and infrastructure. The new Alstom DMUs, called Coradia Lint, will be delivered in May 2013.
OC Transpo operates vehicles that run on a segregated network and which were designed to European standards. Alstom Transport said that Coradia Lint is a suitable vehicle for Ottawa’s rail commuter service as it is a modern, high-performance, low-floor DMU. Features of the Coradia Lint include:
“This contract represents for Alstom the first introduction in North America of a vehicle designed to European standards,” said Guillaume Mehlman, president of Alstom Transportation in North America. “By choosing Alstom’s Coradia Lint, the City of Ottawa is providing a safe, reliable mass transit solution to its citizens, which also reduces emissions and traffic congestion.”
The Coradia Lint is used by many transit authorities and operators in countries such as Denmark, Germany and France. Alstom has delivered more than 500 Coradia Lint trainsets to both public and private operators that have together covered more than 400 million kilometres in commercial service.