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Alstom successfully completes modernisation of 270 cars for Stockholm metro

The upgrade brings about significant improvement in customer experience by modernising all passenger cars.

Alstom successfully completes modernisation of 270 cars for Stockholm metro

Alstom, global leader in smart and sustainable mobility, has completed the modernisation and upgrade of 270 models C20 cars for Stockholm metro, a project initiated in 2017. The last car is now leaving the workshop in Västerås to return to Stockholm, fully prepared for passenger service.

The modernisation programme emphasises the extensive reuse of materials to achieve environmental and cost-saving benefits. Additionally, the interior layout has been updated with an open design and new seating arrangements, facilitating quicker boarding and disembarking, and new passenger information systems, enhancing the passenger experience.

"For our operations in Västerås and for our local subcontractors, this project has been of significant importance, placing the Västerås workshop on the map internationally showing our expertise in the domain," says Maria Signal Martebo, Managing Director of Alstom in Sweden.

The project was carried out in close collaboration with Alstom's customer MTR and the end customer SL.
Project facts

Alstom has modernised a total of 270 model C20 cars for the Stockholm metro.

The work was performed at Alstom’s Västerås workshop.
The project has been in progress since 2017, employing 110 fitters and 25 engineers, along with several local subcontractors in Västerås.
The upgrade includes the reuse of materials, refurbished seats, new passenger information systems, more handrails, and more safety cameras than before.
The new open design facilitates boarding and disembarking.
In total, 27,540 seats have been installed, 110,160 screws used, and 240 kilometres of cable laid.

Alstom is the largest supplier to the Swedish train market, with over a thousand trains delivered to the Swedish railways and several major maintenance contracts. Alstom also leads the implementation of the ERTMS signalling system in Sweden, both onboard and along the tracks, and delivers the new national traffic management system for the Swedish Transport Administration.

Alstom is the market leader in rail services, supporting customers over the entire asset lifecycle with the broadest portfolio of services solutions. Alstom’s FlexCare Modernise portfolio enhances and extends the lifetime of rolling stock with Life, Smart and Green modernisation solutions. Alstom addresses a wide range of customer needs including minimising lifecycle costs, reducing environmental impact, and enhancing passenger comfort and train performance. Alstom has modernised over 40,000 vehicles around the world.

Alstom™ and FlexCare Modernise™ are protected trademarks of the Alstom Group.

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