SNCF Mobilités order further Coradia trains
Posted: 5 April 2017 | | No comments yet
In a deal worth approximately €250 million, Alstom is to supply SNCF Mobilités with 30 trains from its Coradia platform.
These are in addition to the 34 Coradia Liner trains ordered in October 2013 for the Intercity lines, the first of which were delivered to SNCF Mobilités in November 2016.
“The first Coradia Liner Intercity trains, which run at 160km/h, were approved and delivered at the end of 2016 and placed into commercial service in February 2017,” said Jean-Baptiste Eyméoud, President of Alstom. “This additional order is excellent news.”
The routes these new trains will benefit are:
- Services to Montluçon from Paris and Bourges
- Clermont Ferrand-Nîmes (Cévenol)
- Toulouse- Hendaye
- The Nouvelle-Aquitaine region (Bordeaux-La Rochelle, Bordeaux-Limoges).
The new order includes 19 trains with main line comfort levels (ten 110-metre dual-mode trains and nine 72-metre electric trains), and 11 72-metre dual-mode trains with regional comfort levels. They will be able to accommodate 165 passengers in their short version or 300 passengers in their long version.
The trains meet the requirements of SNCF Mobilités in terms of performance, comfort and passenger services. They are accessible to all passengers and come with large bay windows and ambient interior lighting. On-board movement is also more fluid and new reclining seats have been fitted with armrests equipped with electric sockets and coat hangers. The trains also have large doors and platforms to optimise circulation inside the train and passenger exchange in stations, therefore travel time.
Furthermore, traction is distributed throughout the train, energy consumption is lower compared to previous models and the train architecture has been specially designed for easy maintenance. They also conform to current European standards and are capable of running on all tracks on the conventional network.
Delivery of the new trains is scheduled for September 2018.