Bombardier is to supply 33 OMNEO Regio 2N trains to SNCF for the Hauts-de-France region.
The order, which is part of a 2010 framework agreement for a maximum of 860 OMNEO Regio 2N trains, is worth roughly 565 million euros (688 million USD). The new trains will also be manufactured in Hauts-de-France and carry the certificate ‘Origine France Garantie’.
The new trains are to run on the busiest lines in the Hauts-de-France region, particularly those that connect Picardy and the Paris area. The OMNEO trainsets will be equipped with ERTMS and will provide new rail services as part of the Picardie-Roissy project due to start carrying passengers in 2025. Bombardier will deliver these new trainsets between 2024 and 2025.
“Those who travel between Amiens, Saint-Quentin and Paris will discover a new style of train travel with Bombardier's OMNEO Regio 2N train. Our engineers have focused on space for the benefit of all travellers, on modern interior equipment, as well as capacity to ensure seating for everyone.
“These trains, entirely designed and manufactured at our Crespin site, in the Hauts-de-France region, have received the Origine France Garantie certification.”
Once the trains are delivered, Hauts-de-France will have 77 Bombardier trainsets of this generation.
The trains will have air-conditioning and heated floors for passenger comfort. The seats will feature high and optimised tilt, density foam and backrest tilt and armrests for all seating positions. The layout is such that each 135m train will have 620 fixed seats and 12 bicycle spaces. They can also run in double formation.
Thanks to their loading gauge, the seating design will feature five seats in a row over two levels, while still providing enough space for a large corridor. Near access doors the layout will be a 2+1 arrangement to improve flow.
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