On 2 March 2015, the Alstom Coradia Lint trains delivered to OC Transpo entered into service on the 8-kilometre light rail O-Train Trillium Line in Ottawa, Canada. In 2012, OC Transpo, the urban transit service for the City of Ottawa, entrusted Alstom with the supply of six Coradia Lint diesel multiple-units (DMU). The DMUs’ robust passenger capacity and flexibility will help meet growing ridership and demand from passengers on the expanded O-Train Trillium Line.
The Alstom Coradia Lint for Ottawa is 41 metres long and has a capacity of 260 passengers. Designed for enhanced passenger comfort and experience, the train has low-floor for easy access and offers spacious seating and aisles, large panoramic windows as well as on-board bicycle storage.
“With around 770 trains sold, the Alstom Coradia Lint is performance-driven train that will serve passengers on Ottawa’s O-Train Trillium Line service. These new DMUs, the first ever to be put into commercial service in North America, provide Ottawa and its transit users with a better passenger experience, proven, reliable, and environmentally-friendly mass transit solution”, said Jérôme Wallut, Senior Vice-President of Alstom Transport North America.
Alstom’s competence centre for regional trains (EMU & DMU) located in Salzgitter, Germany, manufactured the trains.