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.