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Siemens awarded contract to supply CBTC for Paris commuter line

11 February 2016 | By Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Global Railway Review

French National Railways (SNCF) has awarded a contract to supply communication based train control (CBTC) system to Siemens for the RER E line extension. SNCF has signed a contract with Siemens France to deploy a new CBTC system for the extension of the RER’s E-line westwards. Dubbed NExTEO, the new…

SNCF orders additional tram-trains for Ile-de-France

5 January 2016 | By Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Global Railway Review

French National Railways (SNCF) has ordered 15 Alstom Citadis Dualis tram-trains on behalf of Ile-de-France transport authority STIF in an agreement worth €75 million.

Late breaking caused TGV derailment finds initial investigation

20 November 2015 | By Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Global Railway Review

Last weekend’s TGV derailment on the LGV Est line near Strasbourg was caused by excessive speed and late breaking finds initial investigation carried out by French operator SNCF.

High-speed TGV derails on test run near Strasbourg

16 November 2015 | By Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Global Railway Review

Eleven people were killed whilst on board a high-speed TGV train during a test run on the recently constructed second section LGV Est line near Strasbourg.

SNCF orders additional Regio 2N EMUs for Midi-Pyrenees Region

1 October 2015 | By Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Global Railway Review

Bombardier has received an order from French National Railway Company (SNCF) for the supply of a further eight Regio 2N Double-Deck electric multiple units for the Midi-Pyrenees Region in France...

SNCF unveils new TGV first class seat design

25 September 2015 | By Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Global Railway Review

French transport operator SNCF has unveiled a prototype design of the new TGV first class seat at the Palais de Tokyo exhibition space in Paris.