More Coradia Polyvalent trains destined for the Occitanie region
In addition to the Polyvalent’s standard specification, the region has requested that the trains benefit from specific equipment such as automatic passenger counting, spaces for bicycles and frontal display of destinations.
Alstom will supply five additional Coradia Polyvalent trains to the French region of Occitanie / Pyrénées-Méditerranée for a sum of approximately €30 million euro.
The region has already ordered 46 Coradia Polyvalent for Régiolis, with the most recent order for 13 trains placed in March 2019. It thus brings its order up to 51 trains. Deliveries will take place between October and December 2020.
This new order comprises two dual-mode and three electric Régiolis, in their comfortable suburban version, to reinforce the region’s entire regional fleet. These new Coradia Polyvalent trains will benefit from the same characteristics as those already in circulation in the region. Consisting of four cars each, the trains have 50% more access doors than the regional and intercity versions, facilitating passenger flows. At the region’s request, the trains benefit from specific equipment such as automatic passenger counting, spaces for bicycles and frontal display of destinations.
The first Coradia Polyvalent trains for Occitanie entered commercial service in May 2014 on the lines linking Toulouse to Latour-de-Carol and Mazamet.
The train is both ecological and economical due to its low energy consumption, its compliance with the latest emissions standards in thermal mode and its reduced maintenance costs. Coradia Polyvalent is the first French regional train to comply with all European standards, in particular with regard to access for people with reduced mobility.
“Alstom is proud of this new mark of confidence from the region of Occitanie. The expertise and innovation capacities of our French teams are poised to support the region’s modernisation plan for the regional TER rail lines, for the benefit of the passengers. This order also contributes to the activity of Alstom’s sites located in this region, particularly in Tarbes and Toulouse,” says Jean-Baptiste Eyméoud, Senior Vice President France at Alstom.
To date, 338 Coradia Polyvalent trains have been ordered as part of the contract awarded to Alstom by SNCF in October 2009, including 277 Coradia Polyvalent for Régiolis by nine French regions and 61 Coradia Liner by the French state, the authority responsible for the country’s TET (intercity) trains. Régiolis has already covered more than 50 million kilometres in commercial service.