- Delivery is part of an order by the operator RATP and the transport authority STIF for 70 additional MI09 commuter trains from the Alstom-Bombardier consortium
- Dedicated Bombardier Transportation team in Crespin to work on the project
Bombardier Transportation announced today that it will supply 210 double-deck commuter train cars for line A of the RER, the Greater Paris commuter network. The new order is an option under a contract signed in April 2009 for a firm order of 60 MI09 trains. The public transportation upgrade is led and co-financed by STIF and RATP.
The order is valued at a total of approximately 1 billion euro ($1.3 billion US). As a consortium member responsible for one third of the order, Bombardier's share will amount to approximately 336 million euro ($417 million US). Deliveries will take place between 2014 and the end of 2016. The new vehicles will improve passenger comfort, capacity and performance on line A of the RER.
Bombardier will deliver each five-car train set’s three intermediate cars. It will design and fully assemble the cars at its manufacturing site in Crespin. Bombardier’s site in northern France is the country’s leading industrial rail site employing about 2,000 people, including 500 engineers and technicians.
The consortium has designed the trains based on its MI2N trains, which it delivered for the same line between 1990 and 2000. The inauguration of the first MI09 trains on the line took place in December 2011.
Jean Bergé, President, Bombardier Transport France said: “Congestion is a challenge for all major cities around the world, including Paris. We are pleased to offer sustainable transport solutions for the future such as the MI09 trains, which we have developed together with Alstom and the RATP. The 200 Bombardier employees who are working on the project are highly motivated to deliver high quality rail cars on time.”
About Bombardier Transportation in France
Bombardier’s site in Crespin is the largest industrial rail site in France, employing more than 2,000 employees, including 500 engineers and technicians. The site houses Bombardier’s Centres of Excellence for bogies and onboard electronics as well as a certified testing laboratory. The company develops a wide range of rail rolling stock products, including the Regio 2N high capacity double-deck train for the French Regions, which have ordered 129 Regio 2N trains to date.
Two other milestone contracts further demonstrate Bombardier’s expertise in sustainable transportation: The Autorail Grande Capacité (AGC), a series of 700 trains ordered by 21 French Regions and widely appreciated by passengers – its hybrid version was the world’s first; and the Francilien, a suburban train co-financed by the French National Railways (SNCF) and STIF, which started commercial service at the end of 2009. Bombardier also participates in the MF 2000 metro vehicles for line A of the RER.
About Bombardier Transportation
Bombardier Transportation, a global leader in rail technology, offers the broadest portfolio in the rail industry and delivers innovative products and services that set new standards in sustainable mobility. BOMBARDIER ECO4 technologies – built on the four cornerstones of energy, efficiency, economy and ecology – conserve energy, protect the environment and help to improve total train performance. Bombardier Transportation is headquartered in Berlin, Germany and has a very diverse customer base with products or services in more than 60 countries. It has an installed base of over 100,000 vehicles worldwide.
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