On October 11, Alstom presented a Coradia Polyvalent trainset at Bucharest (RO) station, during the “Pro Railway Investment Summit” event. It concerns a 4-car dual mode train (diesel + electric 25kV AC). The Coradia Polyvalent has been delivered from France without an interior. This will be designed, constructed, assembled and installed locally. This should be completed in the first quarter of 2017.
The trainset will become property of the Romanian state railways (CFR). Its acquisition, now fully equipped with testing capabilities, is part of the Sighisoara – Coşlariu – Simeria signalling rehabilitation project signed in 2014 with CFR Infrastructura. On this line, Alstom has installed its Atlas 200 system (ERTMS Level 2). Speeds up to 170 km/h are possible.