STIF orders 83 Regio 2N double-deck trains for Ile-de-France
Posted: 26 June 2017 | | No comments yet
The Syndicat des Transports d’Ile-de-France (STIF) has placed an order for 83 Regio 2N train sets from Bombardier Transportation.
The French National Railway Corporation, Société nationale des chemins de fer français (SNCF) on behalf of the Paris public transport authority, Syndicat des Transports d’Ile-de-France (STIF) has placed an order for 83 Regio 2N train sets from Bombardier Transportation.
The price of this order is valued at approximately €867 million and includes price escalations based on best faith assessment of assumptions, with the trains being entirely financed by the STIF.
Valérie Pécresse, President of the Ile-de-France Region, announced her intention to order the additional Regio 2N train sets when visiting Bombardier’s Crespin site in February. During the tour, she was introduced to the train’s colourful interior design as well as the train’s specific features tailored to meet the needs of Paris’ suburban network: accessibility at all stations, uncluttered onboard access platforms enhancing passenger flow to seating areas, air conditioning, a dynamic travel information system and power plugs to recharge passengers’ mobile devices.
“Based on our successful Bombardier OMNEO double deck platform, each Regio 2N offers space for 1,000 passengers, translating into more comfort and seating capacity for the busy commuter lines in the Île-de-France Region,” said Laurent Bouyer, President of Bombardier Transport France. “It also represents a great benefit to Crespin site, the Hauts-de-France Region and the French rail industry.”
With this order for these 83 additional Regio 2N as well as the previous order of 42 Regio 2N for the line R placed in December 2014, the STIF will have a fleet of 125 Regio 2N and will benefit fully from the operating and maintenance cost optimisation of the OMNEO platform, which offers trains for suburban, regional and intercity services.
The new trains are planned to enter service at the end of 2019 on Line N leaving from Paris Montparnasse Station as well as on portions of the RER D line.