Occitanie Region Receives 300th Coradia Polyvalent

Alstom has delivered 300th Coradia Polyvalent train (Régiolis) to the Occitanie region in France. Occitanie’s Coradia Polyvalent fleet began operating six years ago and has since completed more than 107 million kilometres.

The Coradia Polyvalent is modular by design and can therefore be used for regional, suburban and intercity journeys. With a speed of 160km/h, they come in three lengths: 56m, 72m and 110m with operation in multiple units of up to four trains.

Jean-Baptiste Eyméoud, CEO, Alstom in France, said:

“This 300th train is an important milestone for the Reichshoffen site. It symbolises Alstom's ability to meet the different expectations of the regions, from the same platform, thus combining industrial excellence with a tailored response to the legitimate expectations and requirements of each public transport authority.”

In June 2018 the French Minister for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition and the Minister for Transport put forward a hydrogen plan. Responding to this, Alstom has laid out plans to incorporate a dual-mode electric-hydrogen version in the Coradia Polyvalent range.

Interior of Alstom Coradia Polyvalent Régiolis
Interior of an Alstom Coradia Polyvalent Régiolis (here: Alsace)

In total 387 Coradia Polyvalent trains have been ordered under the contract between Alstom and SNCF from October 2009. The first entered service in April 2014 in Aquitaine, Grand Est and Occitanie. 27 of them are cross-border trains between France and Switzerland (Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region for Léman Express) and 30 are cross-border trains between France and Germany (Grand Est region).

The Alstom sites involved in the Coradia Polyvalent project are:

  • Reichshoffen – design and assembly
  • Ornans – engines
  • Le Creusot – bogies
  • Tarbes – traction chains
  • Villeurbanne – on-board systems
  • Saint-Ouen – design

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