Works on South Wales Metro Railway to Begin
Works on the South Wales Metro railway are set to begin on 3 August, modernising the Welsh railway network from its Victorian origins.
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The ARF (Association of French Regions), SNCF and Alstom have introduced the new-generation Régiolis train to the Vaugirard station in Paris. This a milestone for the Régiolis train as it is it’s first time to be used in commercial service. There have previously been 182 Régiolis trains order, to 12 different French Regions and each will be operated and maintained by the SNCF. Each purchase of a Régiolis train, is part of a wider major investment for the French Regions, with the total being 1.4 billion.
There were people from the French Regions which had purchased the Régiolis train. The names that attended the event include Frdric Cuvillier, the French Minister for Transport, Alain Rousset, President of the ARF and President of the Aquitaine region, Jacques Auxiette, President of the Pays de la Loire region and VP Transport for the ARF2, Guillaume Pepy, President of SNCF and Henri Poupart-Lafarge, President of Alstom Transport.
The Régiolis trains are part of the Coradia Polyvalent range from Alstom. They feature the latest in technological innovation designs. The design means that the trains are to reconcile efficiency, economic performance and environmental protection. Each purchase from each of the French Regions can be personalised to the needs of the train, this can be done due to them being modular.
The Régiolis train is a true sign of French engineering excellence. The Régiolis aswell as promoting territorial mobility, it helps SNCF to boost regional transport for communities and further support the true excellence of Alstoms designs.
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