• Modernisation of 34 metro trains, which have been in operation for almost 20 years;
• Includes parts replacement and interior refurbishing, and will extend the lifetime of the metro fleet by 10 years;
• First large project with Metroselskabet.
The programme includes renovations of 34 metros, which have been in operation for almost 20 years in the city.
The 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 its 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 (m.dk).
As the leader in rail services, Alstom’s maintenance teams services 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 on-board equipment nationwide. In June 2021, Alstom won the largest railway contract in Denmark’s history to supply 100 Coradia Stream trains along with 15 years of maintenance.
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“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 from similar modernisation projects in Europe. Our strong commitment to the Danish sustainable mobility sector is strengthened further, thanks to this contract,” said Emmanuel Henry, Managing Director for Alstom Denmark.
Leading societies to a low carbon future, Alstom (alstom.com) develops and markets mobility solutions that provide sustainable foundations for the future of transportation. From high-speed trains, metros, monorails, trams, to turnkey systems, services, infrastructure, signalling and digital mobility, Alstom offers its diverse customers the broadest portfolio in the industry. 150,000 vehicles in commercial service worldwide attest to the company’s proven expertise in project management, innovation, design and technology. In 2022, the company was included in the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices, World and Europe, for the 12th consecutive time. Headquartered in France and present in 70 countries, Alstom employs more than 74,000 people. The Group posted revenues of €15.5 billion for the fiscal year ending on 31 March 2022.
“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, The Copenhagen Metro.