TRANSDEV has awarded Alstom a contract worth approximately €250m for 16 110m-long 200km/h eight-car Omneo Premium double-deck EMUs that will operate on the Marseille - Toulon - Nice line from summer 2025.

The contract also includes a 10-year maintenance support element. The trains will be constructed at Alstom’s Crespin facility in France, with deliveries expected to commence at the end of 2024.

The trains will have capacity for up to 352 seated passengers and a further 66 folding seats for shorter journeys. The trains will be equipped with a catering area, 12 bicycle spaces per train, passenger information screens, accessible toilets, Wi-Fi, electrical sockets, USB ports, video surveillance, seat reservation systems and bicycle space reservation systems, passenger counting equipment and 4G communications. Alstom says the interior will feature large glass walls to take advantage of natural light.

Maintenance will be provided by Alstom’s Services team and will include the supply of spare parts and overhaul of the main components including bogies and pantographs.

Alstom acquired the Omneo platform as part of its acquisition of Bombardier Transportation in January.

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