Rail News

SNCF Orders 40 Premium Double Deck EMUs for Normandy Region

Rail technology leader Bombardier Transportation today announced it has received an option order for 40 OMNEO Premium double deck EMUs from SNCF on behalf of the Normandy Region. This order is valued at approximately 585 million euro ($620 million US) and is part of the contract signed in 2010 with SNCF to provide up to 860 double deck trains to the French Regions.

Premium Double Deck EMUs
Normandy is the first Region to choose the new version of BOMBARDIER OMNEO trains for its intercity services © Bombardier

The Normandy Region plans to roll out these new premium trains at the end of 2019 to improve comfort and capacity by over 20% on the frequently used Paris-Rouen-le Havre and Paris-Caen-Cherbourg lines, compared to the lines’ existing fleets.

Related Posts:  Bombardier to Supply 36 Additional Francilien Trains for Greater Paris

Laurent Bouyer, President of Bombardier Transportation in France said: 

“This is the first order for the newly-designed Premium version of our OMNEO double deck platform”

“Passengers will benefit from over 100 additional seats and a new-level of rail travel comfort and style. Designed by our teams in France, the OMNEO product family, which includes the Regio 2N train, is currently the key structuring project for our Crespin site and for the French rail industry.”

Specifically designed to set a new standard for comfort on long intercity journeys, the OMNEO Premium trains can travel at 200 km/h and offer a range of amenities for long distance travellers. Passengers can now enjoy a spacious, WiFi-equipped train that features USB charging ports, standard power plugs, and a wider seat equipped with integrated lighting. Normandy’s new trains will be 135m-long, offer 470 seats per train, and operate in multiple units.

Related Posts:  France: SNCF Orders 100 Avelia Horizon Very-High-Speed Trainsets from Alstom

To date, the French Regions have ordered a total of 253 trains of the OMNEO product family under the 2010 framework contract: (40) OMNEO Premium for Normandy and 213 Regio 2N for Nouvelle Aquitaine (24), Brittany (21), Centre-Val de Loire (14), Hauts-de-France (25), Île-de-France (42), Occitanie (18), Pays de la Loire (13), Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes (40), Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur (16). Following the current state of orders, the last train will be delivered in early 2021.

For the original media release, please click here.

News categories

01 Aug 2018
Bombardier to Supply 36 Additional Francilien Trains for Greater Paris
30 Jul 2018
France: SNCF Orders 100 Avelia Horizon Very-High-Speed Trainsets from Alstom
20 Feb 2018
SNCF Orders Additional Double-Deck Trains for Ile-de-France
29 Dec 2017
SNCF Mobilités Orders New Double-Deck Trains for Northern France
11 Jul 2017
Alstom and SNCF Réseau Collaborate on Traffic Management Tool
03 Jul 2017
France: Citadis Dualis Tram-Train Enters Service on Le Bourget Line
26 Jun 2017
Bombardier to Supply Double-Deck Trains for Ile-de-France Region
17 May 2017
France: Macron Appoints New Transport Minister
Subscribe to Railway-News
Get the latest contract alerts and Railway News emailed directly to your inbox.

We respect your privacy and take protecting it seriously.

Please tick to confirm you would like to receive emails we think may be of interest to you. We sometimes tailor the content you see to what we think you'll find interesting, and so monitor your interaction with our website and email content (find out more).