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SNCF and STIF order new Regio 2N trains

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French national rail operator SNCF and the Syndicat des Transports d’Ile-de-France (STIF) have placed an order with Bombardier for 42 Regio 2N train sets.

SNCF and STIF have ordered a new fleet of eight-car trains to operate on Line R of Paris’ suburban rail network as part of €397 million framework contract signed in 2010.

Bombardier will deliver the first new double-deck trains from September 2017.

The 110-metre trains will operate as three units coupled together, capable of carrying 3,120 passengers.

To date, 10 French regions have ordered a total of 201 Regio 2N trains under the 2010 framework, which is for a maximum of 860 trains.

Jean-Baptiste Eymeoud, vice president projects, Western Europe, Bombardier Transportation, said: “Bombardier is delighted with this breakthrough order for Ile-de-France and Paris suburban network which is a confirmation of the benefits that the Regio 2N fleet can bring in terms of operating costs, comfort and seating capacity.”


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