French National Railways (SNCF) awarded Alstom and Bombardier a €3.75bn framework contract in January 2017 to supply a fleet of 255 NG trains.
The first firm part of the order is worth an estimated €1.55bn (70% Alstom - 30% Bombardier) and comprises 56 112m-long and 15 130m-long trains which will enter service from 2021 onwards. The longest version will be able to transport up to 1860 passengers.
Ile-de France Mobility, which is responsible for public transport in the Paris region, unveiled the design for its fleet of RER New Generation (NG) trains in June 2018.
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