The Anonymous Widower

CAF To Acquire Alstom’s Coradia Polyvalent Platform

The title of this post, is the same as that of this article on Railway Technology.

It looks like the EC’s conditions of Alstom’s takeover of Bombardier are as follows.

  • Coradia Polyvalent platform goes to CAF.
  • French Reichshoffen production site to CAF.
  • Talent3 platform to CAF.
  • Rights to the IP involved in the Hitachi/Bombardier joint venture to develop high speed trains goes to Hitachi.

It is interesting that there is no mention of the Aventra. But then in Alstom And Eversholt Rail Sign An Agreement For The UK’s First Ever Brand-New Hydrogen Train Fleet, I talked about Alstom’s new hydrogen-powered train based on the Aventra.

Perhaps, the Aventra was the stand-out design in Bombardier’s portfolio?

After all Alstom have already designed a hydrogen-powered train based on the platform

November 25, 2021 - Posted by | Design, Transport/Travel | , , , , , , , , , ,

2 Comments »

  1. Maybe the Aventra, which replaced the Electostar and followed the requirements of the former TSIs, is an outstanding design, but more importantly it’s a vehicle platform created with the UK in mind.
    It’s a good thing that the engineers at Derby had the foresight to design it with the possibility of incorporating battery or fuel cell power.

    Comment by fammorris | November 26, 2021 | Reply


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