SNCF agrees €96m order with Bombardier

Photo: Bombardier.
Photo: Bombardier.

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.

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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.”

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