Adessia commuter trains: The backbone of urban life (2024)

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Adessia commuter trains at a glance

  • Flexible train configurations with service proven components
  • Sustainable and cost-effective design
  • Highest standards in safety and passenger comfort
  • Zero direct carbon emission solutions for non-electrified networks

Alstom’s Adessia™ commuter transport solutions support urban ecosystems all over the world to grow sustainably, accommodate increasing numbers of commuters and alleviate traffic congestion.

Building on its wealth of experience in delivering commuter train solutions, Alstom offers state-of-the-art high-floor multiple units and coaches for applications between 120 and 200 km/h. The diverse range allows for single-deck and double-deck configurations on electrified and non-electrified networks worldwide. Zero direct carbon emission solutions with hydrogen and battery technologies have also been developed to extend commuter operation beyond the electrified networks improving social and economic inclusion.

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With their high-floor architecture, Alstom’s Adessia commuter trains are perfectly suited to provide accessible, fast and green mobility in densely populated urban and suburban areas - Copyright ALSTOM SA. Planimonteur

Adessia™ commuter train key figures

>40k

commuter rail cars worldwide

>60

years of experience in designing, manufacturing and maintaining commuter trains worldwide

>20

million passengers travel on Alstom Adessia commuter trains worldwide

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Adessia Stream™ solutions

Flexible and modular single-deck high floor trains for commuter service from 120 to 200 km/h, worldwide.

Adessia Max™ solutions

High-capacity commuter train solutions with easier accessibility, combining single-deck and double-deck high floor configurations for commuter service from 120 to 200 km/h.

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Adessia coach solutions

Reliable commuter cars for flexible operation in North America, available as single-deck or double-deck cars for commuter or intercity services up to 200 km/h.

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Adessia Stream B™ and Adessia Stream H™ solutions

Green solution for non-electrified commuter networks, offering single-deck battery or hydrogen-powered high floor multiple units for commuter service from 120 to 160 km/h

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  • Adessia Stream™ solutions

    Flexible and modular single-deck high floor trains for commuter service from 120 to 200 km/h, worldwide.

  • Adessia Max™ solutions

    High-capacity commuter train solutions with easier accessibility, combining single-deck and double-deck high floor configurations for commuter service from 120 to 200 km/h.

  • Adessia coach solutions

    Reliable commuter cars for flexible operation in North America, available as single-deck or double-deck cars for commuter or intercity services up to 200 km/h.

  • Adessia Stream B™ and Adessia Stream H™ solutions

    Green solution for non-electrified commuter networks, offering single-deck battery or hydrogen-powered high floor multiple units for commuter service from 120 to 160 km/h

broad portfolio

flexibility

efficiency

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Flexible train customisation with service-proven components

Alstom’s commuter trains are cutting-edge mobility solutions that offer customers a wide range of options for customisation and configuration. From external design and dimensions to interior layouts, seating arrangements and lighting, our trains can fulfil the requirements of every city while perfectly emphasising their identity.

Sustainable and cost-effective design

Alstom innovates constantly to provide cleaner mobility solutions to its customers. Alstom’s eco-design priorities focus on energy efficiency, recyclability, noise reduction, CO2 emissions reduction and end-of-life management. While improving environmental performance, the company’s solutions give high-quality operating performance and low maintenance costs.

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Highest standards in safety and passenger comfort

Alstom is putting the passenger at the heart of design and development. The company’s extensive catalogue of different features enables a safer, healthier, more comfortable, more efficient and more connected travel experience, tailored to operators’ and passengers’ expectations.

Zero direct carbon emission autonomy solutions for non-electrified networks

Capitalising on Alstom’s successful initiatives to develop the first hydrogen and battery trains for regional lines, commuter networks can now also benefit from the latest innovations. With a range of up to 1,000 km without charging, zero-emission technology is mature enough to replace diesel for greener mobility.

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>60

turnkey commuter train systems in 15 countries worldwide

-20%

energy consumption of Alstom’s electric commuter trains since 2014

95%

recyclability achieved on new product generation

Fully customisable design

with a unique identity

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with various configurations

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Reference projects

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    X’trapolis Mega for PRASA, South Africa

    One of the biggest commuter rail projects for Alstom: The contract was awarded by Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) to the Alstom-led joint-venture Gibela to supply 600 X’trapolis Mega passenger trains (3,600 cars) over 10 years. It also includes the construction of a local manufacturing facility, technical support and spares supply over an 18-year period.

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    S-Bahn Hamburg ET 490, Germany

    Since 2013, S-Bahn Hamburg has ordered 146 new commuter trains. The electric single and dual voltage commuter trains for Hamburg feature innovative technology and were designed for energy efficiency as well as low maintenance costs for the operator. The single-voltage trains are in service on the core S-Bahn network, while the dual-voltage vehicles are used on the German national network to extend the S-Bahn service to further suburban regions.

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    Appealing Spacium trains for SNCF, France

    The Spacium train, for Ile-de-France Mobilités the Francilien, is a state-of-the-art suburban train in service since December 2009. With its spacious and colourful design, this 21st century vehicle for large numbers of passengers defines a new standard of capacity, comfort for commuter services and unparalleled passenger experience. Spacium is optimised to the available infrastructure and therefore offers great capacity and a spacious feeling with its curved carbody. With extra-wide doors, the train perfectly suits the busy Paris environment and offers fast boarding capabilities.

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    Aventra commuter trains for Transport for London, UK

    Alstom delivered 222 Aventra commuter trains to Transport for London (TfL) for operation on the West Anglia and London Overground routes. The 20m long cars feature walk-through carriages, air-conditioning and improved accessibility. Optimised performance, including reduced weight, energy consumption, maintenance costs and high reliability, result in substantial benefits for both TfL and its passengers. In addition, Alstom is providing 35 years of maintenance services for the Aventra vehicles.

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    Popular BiLevel cars for Go Transit, Canada

    First introduced in 1978, the aluminium BiLevel coaches are the most popular double-deck commuter rail cars in North America. Today, more than 1,500 BiLevel cars have been ordered in 14 cities across Canada and the United States. One of the keys to the success of the BiLevel car has been its ability to adapt to changing needs and requirements. The latest steps in that evolution include BiLevel cars equipped with a Crash Energy Management system, full width cab, upgrades to door and air conditioning systems, increase in energy efficiency and enhancements to passenger amenities.

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    New Jersey Transit MultiLevel coaches and EMU, USA

    The MultiLevel stainless steel coach features upper and lower seating levels as well as a spacious intermediate level at each end of the car; making the coach truly “multi-level”. Developed with extensive input from NJ TRANSIT stakeholders and employees, the state-of-the-art MultiLevel coach offers new levels of capacity, comfort, and convenience. Each MultiLevel coach has 15-30% more seating capacity than a typical single-level car while meeting the infrastructure constraints of certain rail networks.

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    X’trapolis hybrid commuter trains for Irish Rail, Ireland

    Alstom has signed a ten-year framework agreement with Iarnród Éireann / Irish Rail (IE) for up to 750 new X’trapolis commuter rail cars for Ireland’s DART (Dublin Area Rapid Transit) network, including a 15 year support services contract. This project will see the replacement and expansion of the DART fleet as part of the DART+ Programme funded by the National Transport Authority under the National Development Plan 2021 2030. The framework agreement includes electric and battery-electric multiple units.

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    X’trapolis trains for Melbourne, Australia

    Alstom has signed a contract with Victoria’s Department of Transport in September 2021 to provide smarter and more efficient X’trapolis trains for Melbourne’s commuter rail network. Under this contract, Alstom is responsible for the design, supply, manufacturing, testing and commissioning of 25 x 6 car X’trapolis trains, which includes at least 60% local content and the modernisation of the Craigieburn Train Maintenance Facility.

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    X’trapolis trains for Tren Maya, Mexico

    Mexico’s Tren Maya is a comprehensive 1,525-km mobility project that aims to develop and connect the southeast of the country with the Yucatán Peninsula. It will be a great boost to mobility and economic growth in this region. Overall, the project will generate 4,500 direct and 7,500 indirect jobs, which will generate significant economic development for the community. Alstom will manufacture the 42 trains at its Ciudad Sahagún Hidalgo plant, in Mexico. Tren Maya is one of the first projects benefiting from both Alstom and ex-Bombardier Transportation technology by combining Alstom’s X’trapolis architecture with ex-Bombardier Transportation’s Flexx Eco bogie.

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    Transperth C-series for Western Australia

    The Public Transport Authority of Western Australia (PTA) contracted Alstom to manufacture and maintain the next generation of Transperth C-series trains for Perth’s growing rail network. The contract consists of 41 6-car EMU trains and two 3-car DMU trains, which includes 50% local content, 20 years’ maintenance of the EMU trains and maintenance support services for the DMU trains.

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    First RRTS in India

    India’s first Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) for the National Capital Region Transport Corporation will operate one of the fastest trains in India, with a design speed of 180 km per hour, reducing travel time between Meerut and Delhi to under 60 minutes. The sleek, modern train design is inspired by Delhi’s iconic monument, The Lotus Temple.

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    RER NG for SNCF, France

    Ordered by SNCF Mobilités for Ile-de-France Mobilités, the RER New Generation is specially designed for the Paris region D-line and E-line to improve the comfort and regularity of the lines. Combination of single-deck and double-deck cars will support the accessibility of wider groups of passengers. The entire fleet of 255 trains will provide commuting service to 1.23 million passengers daily.

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    Stainless steel Bilevel cars for Chicago, USA

    Metra, the commuter rail system in the Chicago metropolitan area serving the city of Chicago and surrounding suburbs, contracted Alstom to supply over 200 push-pull commuter rail cars. The bilevel cars incorporate new design features to improve passenger experience, including: a streamlined, modern and welcoming interior, equipped with USB plugs and boasting large windows, a layout supporting seamless passenger flow, higher capacity and passenger comfort, touchless doors; new bogie design for excellent travel quality; and two wide doors on each side of the cars to reduce passenger boarding times and improve access to passenger areas.

Latest news

  • Press Releases 08 Apr 2024 Alstom sucessfully delivers first C-Series train into passenger service for Western Australia Railcar Program
  • Press Releases 16 Feb 2024 Alstom successfully delivers the first trainset for the Meerut Metro project
  • News 09 Jan 2024 Total cost of ownership: how Alstom’s Adessia commuter trains provide the best value for money
  • Press Releases 21 Dec 2023 Alstom wins a contract worth around 900 million euro to maintain VLocity and Classic fleet for the next decade in Victoria, Australia
  • Press Releases 13 Nov 2023 Île-de-France Mobilités, SNCF Voyageurs and Alstom inaugurate the RER NG, the New Generation train for the RER D and RER E lines in Île-de-France
  • Press Releases 09 Aug 2023 Alstom to supply 60 single-level coach cars to the Connecticut Department of Transportation for its statewide rail system
  • Press Releases 15 Dec 2022 Alstom will supply an additional 49 Coradia Stream trains to Renfe in Spain
  • Press Releases 02 Dec 2022 Alstom to supply 18 additional X’trapolis battery-electric trains for Irish Rail
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