X3 (train)

X3 (train)

Manufacturer Alstom
Constructed 1998–99
Entered service 1998
Number built 7
Fleet numbers 1–7
Operator Arlanda Express
Maximum speed 205 km/h (127 mph)
Weight 187 t (184 long tons; 206 short tons)
Power output 2,240 kW (3,000 hp)
Electric system(s) 15 kV 16 23 Hz AC Catenary
Current collection method Pantograph
Track gauge 1,435 mm (4 ft 8 12 in) standard gauge

X3 is an electric multiple unit train used by Arlanda Express on the airport rail link service between Stockholm Central Station and Stockholm-Arlanda Airport in Sweden. Alstom built seven of these four-train car units in Birmingham, which were delivered in 1998 and 1999. The X3 is part of the Coradia family, and can reach speeds up to 205 km/h.


The trains are painted grey with yellow ends with varying interior colors. The units use standard gauge tracks and are fed electricity at 15 kV 16 23 Hz AC like the rest of the Swedish railway network, but the trains use separate stations at Arlanda and dedicated tracks at Stockholm C; in both cases, the platforms are higher than at other stations in Sweden, allowing step-free access to the trains without the use of low floors.

See also

External links

  • Arlanda Express web site
  • Järnväg.net entry on X3 (Swedish)