RAPT place €189m order

The Régie Autonome des Transports Parisiens (RATP) recently placed a €189m order with Alstom Transport, Bombardier Transportation and AREVA for 49 MF2000 metro trains.

Project leader Alstom Transport will receive €116m whilst Bombardier Transportation and AREVA will receive €63m and €10m respectively.

The contract the second phase of an umbrella order for 161 MF2000 metro trains signed between RATP and the consortium in July 2001. The first block of 45 metro trains, for line 2 of the Paris metro, was optioned in January 2006. It will be delivered between 2008 and 2010. The 49 trains in the latest order are intended for line 5. Delivery will be staggered between 2010 and 2012.

Alstom Transport will provide the overall project management for producing the trains through its Centre of Excellence for metros in Valenciennes-Petite Forêt. It will supply the different components and sub-assemblies for energy production, traction-braking systems and comfort IT systems, manufactured in its plants in Ornans, Tarbes and Villeurbanne respectively. It will integrate these components into the train at its Valenciennes site, along with components that its partners and their suppliers deliver. Finally it will equip the cars, assemble the train and conduct testing before delivery to the RATP.

Bombardier Transportation France, located in Crespin in the Valenciennois region, will supply driver cabs, bogies and painted car bodies.

AREVA will supply the IT security system, the operating parameter recorders and the truck/train data transmission systems and will take part in acoustic and vibration studies.