SNCF (SociÃ©tÃ© Nationale des Chemins de Fer), France’s national railway, has confirmed a new order worth 310 million Euros for TGV Duplex trainsets.
The order is part of a master agreement signed in October 2000. The agreement calls for 82 TGV Duplex trainsets, to be supplied by an Alstom-led partnership that includes Bombardier.
The current order calls for seven complete dual-voltage trainsets and 15 sets of eight railcars. Alstom’s share of the order is 235 million Euros.
AndrÃ© Guyvarc’h, president of Alstom Transport France, said: ‘We are delighted that SNCF has confirmed its confidence in Alstom with this follow-on order, and that Alstom will be able to continue to contribute to the success of the TGV in France and in Europe.’
Alstom facilities in AytrÃ© (near La Rochelle), Belfort, Le Creusot, Ornans, Tarbes and Villeurbanne will be involved in the realisation of the project.