Belfort specialises in the production of locomotives and TGV power cars, but has been hit by a recent downturn in orders.

Production will be transferred to Alstom’s Reichsfoffen plant and the 400 staff affected by the decision will be given the option to transfer to other plants, including Reichshoffen.

Part of the plant at Belfort will remain operational beyond 2018 to provide maintenance and overhaul services.