SNCF executes rail options

French National Railways has today placed an order worth €130 mllion with Alstom for 22 double-deck three-car trainsets for use in its TER regional express fleet.


In an order worth €130 million, the French National Railways (SNCF) has notified Alstom of its decision to order 22 double-deck three-car trainsets for use in its TER regional express fleet.



The follow-on order corresponds to an option in a contract signed in November 2000 as part of an investment program to be carried out over several years for 629 new cars.



The current order brings the total number of cars ordered in the framework so far to 393. The 22 new trainsets will serve the regions Rhône Alpes, Lorraine and Nord Pas de Calais.


In partnership with Alstom, Bombardier will also participate in the manufacture of the trains. Alstom’s sites in Valenciennes, Tarbes, Villeurbanne, Le Creusot in France and Charleroi in Belgium are all involved in executing the contract.