The new trains will in practice be Sweden’s fastest ever, capable of running at maximum speeds of 250 km / h.
First fixed order for 25 state-of-the-art Zefiro Express high-speed electric trains worth approximately EUR 650 million
The trains run at up to 250 km / h and help to position the railway as an alternative to air travel.
Alstom, a global leader in smart and sustainable mobility, has signed a historic agreement with Sweden’s national railway operator SJ to supply 25 Zefiro Express electric high-speed trains, with an option for 15 extra trains. The contract for the first fixed order is worth approximately EUR 650 million.
The new trains will in practice be Sweden’s fastest ever, capable of running at maximum speeds of 250 km / h. The first train is scheduled to be delivered in 2026.
“Alstom is extremely proud to deliver these new high-speed trains to SJ. This is a historic agreement that will change the way passengers travel across the country. With concerns about climate change, high-speed trains are the primary alternative to air travel. It’s convenient, convenient and now very fast. This is a trend we see everywhere and Alstom is a leader in this area with experience from several high-speed train projects around the world. We thank SJ for their continued trust,Says Rob Whyte, CEO of Alstom Nordics.
Designed for Swedish conditions
Zefiro Express trains are designed to operate in severe weather conditions – even when the temperature drops as low as -40C – and their cutting-edge technology will ensure that passengers have a safe and comfortable journey. The floors in the train carriages are flat and ramp-free, which enables easy passage on, off and along the train.
The state-of-the-art Zefiro Express trains will each have a total capacity of 363 seats, giving passengers an exceptional travel experience – the trains have been ergonomically designed for maximum comfort and have first-class seats and lighting.
The car’s width, electrical system and signaling system have been developed with an understanding that the trains will run in both Sweden and Denmark, but they must also be certified for traffic in Norway.