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Alstom Is to Modernise 34 Metro Trains for Denmark

Alstom Is to Modernise 34 Metro Trains for Denmark
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31 / 01 / 2023

Alstom, the global leader in smart and sustainable mobility, has been awarded a contract valued at circa 30 million euros with Metroselskabet for the mid-life fleet modernisation of the M1 and M2 metro trains in Copenhagen, Denmark. The programme includes renovations of 34 metros, which have been in operation for almost 20 years in the city.

Mid-life modernisation will begin immediately for a period of approximately three years. Alstom will perform the services in its workshops in the Rotterdam area in the Netherlands. The trainsets modernisation includes parts replacement along with interior and exterior renovation. It will improve the performance of the 34 metro trains and extend their lifetime by 10 years. This will result in a better experience for passengers commuting on the Danish metro network. Once the modernisation project is complete, the trainsets will be reassigned to Metroselskabet’s M1 and M2 lines.

“This is our first large project with Metroselskabet and we are happy to work together with them to extend the capacity of the first major driverless metro system in operation in Copenhagen. Although this project is the first of its kind in our local portfolio in Denmark, as the market leader we have a great deal of experience with similar European modernisation projects. Our strong commitment to the Danish sustainable mobility sector is strengthened further, thanks to this contract,” said Emmanuel Henry, Managing Director for Alstom Denmark. 

“The deliberate choice of modernising the existing trains and postponing the purchase of new trains, allows us to continue our long-standing effort to minimise our environmental impact and contributes to fulfilling our commitment to providing sustainable mobility. In this regard, we are happy to announce Alstom as our partner on the train refurbishment project for the Copenhagen Metro. With their expertise in the area, we are confident that the metro system in Copenhagen will give passengers a better experience and increase the metro trains' performance when the modernisation project is completed,” said Rebekka Nymark, Executive Director of The Copenhagen Metro.

As the leader in rail services, Alstom’s maintenance teams service over 35,500 vehicles around the world, and provide services solutions throughout the entire asset lifecycle, from design and build to operation and end of life, addressing the various needs of our customers. Alstom is the market leader for modernisation, with over one-third of the accessible modernisation market. The Group has modernised over 40,000 vehicles around the world, extending the lifetime of assets, improving energy performance and reducing emissions. 

Alstom has been present in Denmark for 20 years, having sold over 500 regional trains in the country, as well as world-class signalling solutions. In Denmark, Alstom is currently delivering the ERTMS signalling solutions to Banedanmark for trackside in Eastern Denmark, and for onboard equipment nationwide. In June 2021, Alstom won the largest railway contract in Denmark’s history to supply 100 Coradia Stream trains and 15 years of maintenance.

Source: Alstom Press Releases