Nexans supplies cable systems for French trains

Cable company Nexans is supplying around 25,000km of its Flamex rail cable solutions for the 172 Francilien suburban trains currently being produced by transport systems manufacturer Bombardier for SNCF and the Ile-de-France region, which will operate in Greater Paris.
 
The Francilien suburban train, previously known as the Nouvelle Automotrice Transilien (NAT), is a single-deck design – based on short, wide car bodies with a single door on each side – that can move as many people as double-deck trains of equal length.
 
A total of 172 Francilien trainsets are now in production: 77 eight-car trains for routes serving Paris Nord, 55 seven-car trains for Saint-Lazare and 40 eight-car trains for Paris Est.