Alstom on track with 207 million Euro orders

France’s national railway, SNCF, has awarded Alstom two orders worth 207 million Euros to supply 60 electric locomotives and renovate the rail operator’s regional trains.

SNCF (Société Nationale des Chemins de Fer), France’s national railway, has awarded Alstom two orders worth a total of 207 million Euros.

In a contract worth 170 million Euros, Alstom will supply SNCF with 60 electric locomotives. They are scheduled to begin passenger service in the Ile de France region around Paris in the spring of 2006.

Alstom will assemble the locomotives at its site in Belfort, France, with components coming from Alstom sites in Tarbes, Villeurbanne, Le Creusot and Ornans.

The second order is for the renovation of regional trains, in a contract worth 48 million Euros awarded to an Alstom-led consortium. Alstom’s share of the contract is 37 million Euros.

The renovation includes the installation of air-conditioning in SNCF’s Z2 trains, and a new design of the interior and passenger amenities. Alstom will lead the project and supply the major equipment.

Delivery of the renovated trains and of the equipment for the renovation to be carried out by SNCF is scheduled to be complete by March 2008.

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