by Josephine Cordero Sapién
13 Jan 2021
Suppliers Bombardier Transportation
Bombardier has received an order from SNCF for three further OMNEO Regio 2N trains to operate on the Île-de-France network (Paris region).
This order is part of a 2010 framework agreement between the two parties for up to 860 OMNEO Regio 2N trains. Bombardier will start delivering these three additional trains at the end of 2023.
The OMNEO Regio 2N trains made their debut recently, in December 2020, on the SNCF Transilien network.
“N-Line passengers can now enjoy a new travel experience with Bombardier's OMNEO Regio 2N trains. Our engineers have focused on space and comfort for the benefit of all travellers, on modern interior equipment, as well as on capacity and accessibility for persons with reduced mobility. These trains, entirely designed and manufactured at our Crespin site in the Hauts-de-France region, have also received the Origine France Garantie certification.”
Once delivered to the Île-de-France region, there will be 145 new-generation Bombardier trains on the network. 73 will run on the N-Line.
The design of the OMNEO Regio 2N trains is such that there will be alternating single and double-decker coaches in order to maximise capacity while also keeping the trains accessible.
The single-decker coaches will also have level access and two doors per side. To make it easier for passengers to move from one coach to another, they have wide gangways. These features are designed to aid passenger flow and improve passenger distribution throughout the train. This will in turn cut down dwell time at stations, allowing for a more frequent service.
The OMNEO Regio 2N trains have a higher capacity than the trains they are replacing – the Z2N and the VB2N. Each one can carry up to 2,100 passengers in double formation.
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