SNCF orders additional high-speed trains
Alstom has received an order for an additional 15 Avelia Horizon very high-speed trains from SNCF Voyageurs. The deal is valued at 590 million euros and brings the total number of units ordered to 100.
The train sets consist of two short-length, high-performance power cars, and articulated double-deck coaches. In their most efficient configuration, the trains can accommodate up to 740 passengers. The Avelia Horizon very high-speed trains can reach speeds of up to 350 kilometres per hour, yet because of their aerodynamic design are forecast to consume 20 percent less energy than current high-speed trains. The units, which will be known as TGV M, are expected to enter service in 2024.
Because special attention was paid to the maintainability of the trains, as evidenced by a remote diagnostic system and simplified construction to allow for longer service intervals, maintenance costs are projected to be 30 percent lower compared to other SNCF Voyageurs units.
“This solution meets the technological, economic and competitive challenges of SNCF, in an environment of strong passenger demand for low-carbon mobility solutions,” said Jean-Baptiste Eyméoud, President of Alstom France.
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