Bombardier’s €1.35bn train deal for Paris

French National Railways operator SNCF has selected Bombardier Transportation to supply the future Ile-de-France commuter train, after a call for tenders launched in February 2004.

The contract is for the delivery of a total of 372 trains that will operate on the Greater Paris / Ile-de-France suburban network, and includes an initial order of 172 trains valued at an estimated €1.35bn. The total value of the contract is estimated at €2.7bn.

The companies expect the contract signing to take place soon, with delivery of the first trains scheduled to begin in November 2009 and continue until 2015.

The new train will be designed, manufactured and built at the Bombardier Transportation facility in Crespin, in the Valenciennes region, France.