November 02, 2016

Paris RER NG tender down to one bidder

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A consortium of Alstom and Bombardier is now the only bidder in the running for a contract to supply up to 371 new trains for the Paris RER network after CAF was eliminated from the competition.

The contract to supply the RER NG (New Generation) fleet has an estimated value of around €3.7bn. The first trains are due to enter service in 2022 on RER Line D, where they will replace Z 2N double-deck EMUs dating from the 1980s.

CAF France general manager Mr Francis Nakache told Agence France Presse on November 2 that the company had received a letter from French National Railways (SNCF) advising that it would not be required to submit a final offer because of a “negative assessment” of its capability to produce the trains in line with the requirements of the tender.

SNCF is managing the procurement on behalf of Ile-de-France transport authority Stif, which is funding the order.

A winning bidder is due to be announced early next year.

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