SNCF confirms 310 million Euro TGV order

SNCF, France’s national railway, has today confirmed a new order worth 310 million Euros for 82 TGV Duplex trainsets with Alstom and Bombardier.

SNCF (Société 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.

André 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 Aytré (near La Rochelle), Belfort, Le Creusot, Ornans, Tarbes and Villeurbanne will be involved in the realisation of the project.