Alstom gets new order for Coradia trains
Alstom has concluded a new deal with the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region of France worth circa 170 million Euros. The French rolling stock manufacturer was obliged to supply other 16 Coradia Polyvalent trainsets. Earlier, the region ordered 24 trains of this type.
The recently ordered trains will have a higher capacity. They will be delivered in a six-car composition and contain 355 seats. The previous order consisted of the four-car vehicles with a seating capacity for 330 passengers. Alstom has already supplied 18 trainsets from the first batch. “The new high-capacity trains provide excellent comfort, comply with the latest required standards and specifications for persons with reduced mobility, and will use all the latest information and connectivity technology. The new order will also boost activity at Alstom plants in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté,” President of Alstom in France Jean-Baptiste Eyméoud said.
Coradia Polyvalent trains
The ordered trains will serve the TER regional service of SNCF. In general, Alstom has obtained orders for 328 Coradia Polyvalent trains. Of them, 267 units were booked by nine French regions. The Coradia Polyvalent vehicles also serve regional routes in Senegal and Algeria. The Coradia train family is developed and manufactured at 12 Alstom’s facilities in France. Thus, the Reichshoffen site is responsible the design and assembly, Ornans for the motors, Le Creusot for the bogies, Tarbes for the traction chains, Villeurbanne for the onboard IT systems and Saint-Ouen for the design.