Occitanie region receives 300th Coradia Polyvalent train from Alstom
The Coradia Polyvalent trains, used by SNCF Voyageurs throughout the French regions, provide passengers with an ecological and economical mode of transport.
Alstom has announced that it successfully delivered the 300th Coradia Polyvalent train for Régiolis in the Occitanie region of France on 7 May 2020. Throughout six years of operation, the total delivered fleet of Coradia Polyvalent trains has covered more than 107 million kilometres, with a level of reliability and availability in line with the expectations of SNCF Voyageurs and the French Regions.
CEO of Alstom in France, Jean-Baptiste Eyméoud, 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.”
Due to the trainset’s modular architecture, the Coradia Polyvalent trains can be adapted to the requirements of each public transport authority, as well as to the different types of operation – including suburban, regional and intercity. The trains – which can travel at 160km/h – are available in three lengths (56, 72 or 110m) and offer optimal comfort to passengers.
Coradia Polyvalent trains are both ecological and economical as a result of its low energy consumption and reduced maintenance costs. Operation in multiple units of up to four trains makes it possible to adapt flexibly to dense traffic or peaks of up to 1,000 passengers.
In response to the hydrogen plan initiated in June 2018 by the French Minister for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition and the Minister for Transport, Alstom is now proposing to incorporate a dual-mode electric-hydrogen version into the Coradia Polyvalent range.
The first Coradia Polyvalent trains entered commercial service in April 2014 in Aquitaine, Grand Est and Occitanie. To date, 387 trains have been ordered as part of the contract awarded to Alstom by SNCF in October 2009, including 27 cross-border trains between France and Switzerland (AURA region for LEMAN Express) and 30 cross-border trains between France and Germany (Grand Est region).