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Enhanced Journey Experience: Alstom's Modernisation of Stockholm's C20 Metro Cars

Enhanced Journey Experience: Alstom's Modernisation of Stockholm's C20 Metro Cars
photo: Alstom / Public domain/Alstom
29 / 02 / 2024

Alstom has completed the modernization and upgrade of 270 models of C20 cars for the 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 modernization program emphasizes 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 modernized 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 kilometers 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 signaling 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 modernization solutions. Alstom addresses a wide range of customer needs, including minimizing lifecycle costs, reducing environmental impact, and enhancing passenger comfort and train performance. Alstom has modernized over 40,000 vehicles around the world.


Source: Alstom Press Releases