SNCF, on behalf of the Greater Paris public transport authority Ile-de-France Mobilités, has agreed a €96 million contract with Bombardier for nine Regio 2N trainsets.
The deal is an option contained within a 2010 contract for a maximum of 860 trains which SNCF signed on behalf of the regions.
The Regio 2N is a spacious double-deck train with air conditioning, dynamic passenger information screens and power outlets for mobile devices.
Bombardier Transportation France president Laurent Bouyer said: “Bombardier teams based in the North of France are committed to designing reliable, highly automated trains that integrate state-of-the-art technologies to contribute to the smooth operation on the SNCF Transilien network.
“Our engineers have also developed an in-depth knowledge of the network’s special requirements.
“Such massive investments from Ile-de-France Mobility towards the purchase of modern, comfortable trains which are praised by passengers, will quickly enhance the quality of daily rail journeys.”