December 15, 2017

New commuter trains enter service in Paris

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NEW Bombardier commuter trains have entered service on two lines of the Paris suburban network: Regio 2N double-deck EMUs on Line R and Francilien EMUs on Line L.


Bombardier is supplying 42 Regio 2N articulated trains under a €589m contract financed entirely by Ile-de-France Mobility (formerly Stif). The trains will replace Inox and Z2N trains, and the first sets are operating between Melun and Montereau.

 

The 20 Francilien single-deck articulated EMUs have replaced Z6400 trains which are more than 40 years old. The 20 trains are part of a larger order for 52 trains for lines J and L under a €500m contract awarded in 2016.

Ile-de-France is investing €10bn between 2016 and 2021 to acquire 708 trains for RER and suburban lines in the Paris area.

Ile de France Regio2N

Regio 2N double-deck EMU for Line R.

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