Alstom Unveils First Omneo Train for Transdev’s Marseille-Toulon-Nice Service

Alstom, Transdev and the South Provence-Alpes-Côte-d’Azur Region have officially unveiled the first Omneo train set to operate on the Marseille-Toulon-Nice line in France.

This future service has been enabled through the line becoming France’s first regional railway to be open to competition, breaking away from operator monopoly.

These new 8-car trainsets, 110 meters long, will offer 352 seats as well as 49 folding seats for travelers making a short journey
These new 8-car trainsets, 110 meters long, will offer 352 seats as well as 49 folding seats for travelers making a short journey

From 2025, Transdev will operate 16 Omneo trains manufactured by Alstom on the Marseille-Toulon-Nice, following the delivery of the rolling stock at the end of 2024.

The Omneo trains have been designed to enhance the passenger experience in regional travel. They feature catering facilities, dedicated spaces for bicycles, and advanced onboard services such as video surveillance, seat reservation, bicycle space reservation, passenger counting and Wi-Fi.

In addition, the 110-metre trains have wide seats, large windows for scenic views, clear passenger information displays, and two travel classes. They also feature same-level boarding through large doors and an automated gap-filling system for smooth entry and exit.

Olivier Delecroix, Vice-President Marketing & Sales Alstom France said:

“We are proud to participate in the establishment of the first concession of a French regional line with Transdev. Today we presented a proven, comfortable train, capable of travelling at 200 km/h, serving the mobility of all travellers. We will also provide maintenance support and thus contribute to the operational efficiency of the trains in the long term.”

Alongside the new rail service, the public service concession contract awarded to Transdev also includes the construction of a maintenance centre near Nice station. This will ensure high operational safety, controlled maintenance, and optimal train availability, especially during peak periods.

Alstom’s overall contract value, encompassing both the trains and maintenance support, is approximately 250 million EUR.

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