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SNCF Orders Additional Double-Deck Trains for Ile-de-France

Bombardier Transportation has received an order for nine Regio 2N double-deck trains from the French National Railway Corporation, SNCF, on behalf of the Greater Paris public transport authority, Ile-de-France Mobilités.

This order is valued at approximately €96 million, including price escalations based on best faith assessment of assumptions, and is an option contained in a 2010 contract for a maximum of 860 trains signed with SNCF on behalf of the regions.

Regio 2N Double-Deck Trains
The Regio 2N for Ile-de-France Mobility © Bombardier

Greater Paris Public Transport

After launching the Transportation Revolution, Valérie Pécresse, President of the Ile-de-France Region, continues to invest heavily in new, better performing and more comfortable rolling stock, to improve the daily travel conditions for Greater Paris’ passengers.

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Laurent Bouyer, President of Bombardier Transport France, said:

“Bombardier teams based in the North of France are committed to designing reliable, highly automated trains that integrate state-of-the-art technologies to contribute to the smooth operation on the SNCF Transilien network. Our engineers have also developed an in-depth knowledge of the network’s special requirements”

“Such massive investments from Ile-de-France Mobility towards the purchase of modern, comfortable trains which are praised by passengers, will quickly enhance the quality of daily rail journeys.”

Regio 2N Double-Deck Trains

The Regio 2N, a spacious double-deck train, was designed to meet the expectations of passengers on lines serving the suburbs a hundred kilometres beyond the centre of Paris. It features level accessibility at all stations, uncluttered onboard access platforms enhancing passenger flow to seating areas, air conditioning, a dynamic travel information system and power outlets for mobile devices. Also, it offers a lively interior colour scheme to brighten up daily commutes.

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With these extra nine train sets, a total of 134 Regio 2N will be rolled out on the SNCF Transilien network on lines R, N and D. The first trains were commissioned in December 2017 on line R.

Bombardier Trains in France

To date, ten French regions have ordered a total of 382 BOMBARDIER OMNEO/Regio 2N trains The OMNEO platform offers trains for suburban, regional and intercity services. Orders per region are as follows: 72 OMNEO Premium intercity trains for Centre-Val de Loire (32) and Normandy (40); and 310 Regio 2N for Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes (40), Brittany (26), Centre-Val de Loire (14), Hauts-de-France (25), Ile-de-France (134), Nouvelle Aquitaine (24), Occitanie (18), Pays-de-la-Loire (13), Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur (16).

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Original press release © Bombardier.

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