Modern Double-deck Commuter Trains for the Paris Suburbs
The Alstom-Bombardier consortium has received the official confirmation from the Régie Autonome des Transports Parisiens (RATP) for a firm order of 60 train-sets as announced on April 8, 2009.
This order is valued at a total of approximately 842 million euros ($1.1 billion US). As a consortium member responsible for one third of the order, Bombardier’s share will amount to around 286 million euros ($386 million US).
Bombardier will supply the three middle-cars of the five-car train-sets, amounting to a total of 180 cars, which will be designed and assembled at Bombardier's site in Crespin in the Valenciennes area. The presentation of the first train is scheduled for December 2010.
In the 1990s through to 2000, the same consortium designed and built the MI2N suburban trains for the RATP. The new trains are based on these and feature added capacity, higher performance, and environmentally friendly technology.
Jean Bergé, President of Bombardier Transportation France said: "Bombardier is pleased to participate, along with Alstom and the RATP, in the development and production of the MI09, a new generation of the MI2N train, with many additional features."
About Bombardier in France
Bombardier Transportation in France operates primarily at its Crespin facility in the Valenciennes region, which employs 2000 people and is the leading French manufacturing site in the railway industry. In the French market, Bombardier Transportation participates in all TGV programs and manufactures a wide range of rolling stock for public transport. Among these products are the MF 2000 vehicles for the Paris metro, the Marseille, Nantes and Strasbourg trams, the recent vehicles for the RER network, the TER2N NG regional transport railcars, the commuter trains to be used on the suburban network of Ile-de-France and the AGC trains (Autorail Grande Capacité), which 21 French regions have ordered to date. Bombardier is recognized as a global partner of the transport authorities in France.
About Bombardier Transportation
Bombardier Transportation has its global headquarters in Berlin, Germany with a presence in over 60 countries. It has an installed base of over 100,000 vehicles worldwide. The Group offers the broadest product portfolio and is recognized as the leader in the global rail sector.
A world-leading manufacturer of innovative transportation solutions, from commercial aircraft and business jets to rail transportation equipment, systems and services, Bombardier Inc. is a global corporation headquartered in Canada. Its revenues for the fiscal year ended Jan. 31, 2009, were $19.7 billion US, and its shares are traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (BBD). Bombardier is listed as an index component to the Dow Jones Sustainability World and North America indexes. News and information are available at www.bombardier.com.
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