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Alstom high-speed rolling stock on Kevin Speed’s radar

The various stakeholders will be testing until the summer of 2023 2022, Alstom

Two months after signing a framework agreement with the SNCF Réseau for the launch of their Ilisto service, French private operator Kevin Speed is gearing up for the acquisition of 20 Alstom high-speed trains, reports Railway Supply.

These trains, equipped with distributed traction, are intended to ply routes connecting Paris, Lille, Strasbourg, and Lyon, commencing service in 2028, according to Railway Supply. Diverging from the design of SNCF trains, the proposed single-deck trains are poised to enhance efficiency on routes featuring frequent stops.

The prospective Alstom trains, featuring distributed traction, are envisioned to streamline operations with their seven-car configuration, boasting a capacity of up to 760 passengers.

Kevin Speed’s vision

Kevin Speed’s vision extends beyond train procurement; it encompasses the construction of three depots and the creation of employment opportunities for 450 individuals. This ambitious initiative, slated to transform the landscape of public transportation in France, is poised to catalyse job creation and foster industrial growth.

Furthermore, the company’s collaboration with SNCF for a decade underscores its commitment to collaborative endeavours aimed at enhancing rail connectivity.

With the procurement expected to materialise following the conclusion of the financing phase in summer, the project underscores the increasing interest of international stakeholders in European infrastructure ventures, highlighting Railway Supply.

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Author: Emma Dailey

Emma Dailey is an editor at RailTech.com and RailTech.be.

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Noam Bleicher|04.05.24|10:17

760 passengers in seven *single-deck* cars is 108 passengers per car which sounds horribly cramped.

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Alstom high-speed rolling stock on Kevin Speed’s radar

The various stakeholders will be testing until the summer of 2023 2022, Alstom

Two months after signing a framework agreement with the SNCF Réseau for the launch of their Ilisto service, French private operator Kevin Speed is gearing up for the acquisition of 20 Alstom high-speed trains, reports Railway Supply.

These trains, equipped with distributed traction, are intended to ply routes connecting Paris, Lille, Strasbourg, and Lyon, commencing service in 2028, according to Railway Supply. Diverging from the design of SNCF trains, the proposed single-deck trains are poised to enhance efficiency on routes featuring frequent stops.

The prospective Alstom trains, featuring distributed traction, are envisioned to streamline operations with their seven-car configuration, boasting a capacity of up to 760 passengers.

Kevin Speed’s vision

Kevin Speed’s vision extends beyond train procurement; it encompasses the construction of three depots and the creation of employment opportunities for 450 individuals. This ambitious initiative, slated to transform the landscape of public transportation in France, is poised to catalyse job creation and foster industrial growth.

Furthermore, the company’s collaboration with SNCF for a decade underscores its commitment to collaborative endeavours aimed at enhancing rail connectivity.

With the procurement expected to materialise following the conclusion of the financing phase in summer, the project underscores the increasing interest of international stakeholders in European infrastructure ventures, highlighting Railway Supply.

Further reading:

Author: Emma Dailey

Emma Dailey is an editor at RailTech.com and RailTech.be.

1 comment op “Alstom high-speed rolling stock on Kevin Speed’s radar”

Noam Bleicher|04.05.24|10:17

760 passengers in seven *single-deck* cars is 108 passengers per car which sounds horribly cramped.

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