The agreement means that SNCF and DB will pool their knowhow on technologies and digitalisation to build the railway system of the future.
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Manufactured in Hauts-de-France, and certified ‘Made in France’, the new trains are set to modernise and improve services on France’s busiest lines.
The new order is part of an agreement signed in 2010 for Bombardier to provide a maximum of 860 OMNEO Regio 2N trains to SNCF.
For the first time in France, a locomotive has run in partial autonomy, under real operating conditions, with fully automated acceleration and braking functions.
CAPTRAIN España has signed a framework contract with Alpha Trains for up to 21 units of the new full electric EURO6000 Stadler locomotives.
Representing the second order from SNCF for the Normandy region, Bombardier will supply 11 additional OMNEO Premium double-deck EMU trains.
The Coradia Polyvalent trains, used by SNCF Voyageurs throughout the French regions, provide passengers with an ecological and economical mode of transport.
SNCF's order for 19 additional Regio 2N double-deck regional trains from Bombardier will be utilised in the Auvergne-Rhône Alpes region.
Dr. Marc Antoni is due to step down as Director of the Rail System Department and as such the UIC has announced the name of his successor.
The Coradia Polyvalent Léman Express trains are hoped to increase the number of people using public transport for commuting, which is currently at just 16 per cent.
The almost €100 million funds will be used to finance eligible projects including maintenance, improvement and energy optimisation of railways, plus new route and line extension investments.
Alstom is set to supply an additional 12 Avelia Euroduplex trains to SNCF for the TGV Atlantique lines on top of the existing order for 55 trains currently out for delivery.
From May 2021, Virgin plans to operate customer-focused services which will offer free Wi-Fi and entertainment, a seat guarantee, automatic compensation for delays, and the cheapest fares available.
The ‘open’ nature of stations and trains continually make them targets for terrorist attacks. But with project SHERPA, coordinated by the UIC, key players in the railway sector are coming together and focus on various actions that will help railways cope better with present and future threats.
Having already chosen the HASTUS solution for planning and operations of its Transilien network in the Paris region, SNCF is now deploying GIRO’s software for its national TGV high-speed train network.