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Paris Line 14 Extension to Receive 14 Additional Alstom MP05 Metro Trains

Alstom Transport have received a €127 million order for 14 MP05 rubber-tyred metro trains from the Ile-de-France Transport Authority (STIF) and Paris Transport Authority (RATP) for use on Line 14 of the Paris metro as part of the 5.8km northbound extension of the line from St. Lazare to Marie de Saint-Ouen.

STIF are funding the order completely and delivery of the trains will be on going between 2014 and 2015 ready for the scheduled opening of the extension of Line 14 in 2017.

Alstom MP05 Metropolis Metro Trains

Alstom’s MP05 metro is part of their Metropolis range which provides easy access both getting onto the train and inside the vehicle. The MP05 has full low floors and end-to-end wide aisles with three large automatic doors per car allowing more efficient passenger flow at stations and easier access for people with reduced mobility. Large bay windows provide space inside the metro train and the interior is to the highest standard. The ventilation system renews the air and maintains a constant temperature. Alstom’s traction system ONIX coupled with the optimization of the bogies reduces electrical and mechanical noise whilst limiting vibration, Cameras and microphones are also fitted which link to the control centre thus reinforce safety on board the trains.

Alstom signed a contract with RATP on 20th October 2005 for an initial order for 49 trains. This recent order sees RATP exercising an option within the original contract to extend the order to 56 trains. To date, Alstom have delivered 42 of the original order trains which have covered more than 2.2 million kilometres between them.

The MP05 trains are being designed and manufactured in France at Alstom Transport’s Valenciennes plant. Four other French Alstom facilities are involved in the project with the traction chains being produced in Tarbes, the engines in Ornans, the bogies in Le Creusot and the on-board IT system and passenger information systems in Villeurbanne. The project brings 800 direct and indirect jobs to Alstom and its French suppliers.

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