The contract is part of a €20bn 15-year framework deal agreed in March 2015 to supply up 217 MP14 trains, starting with an initial batch of 35 trains, which are still in production for lines 4 and 14. RATP exercised an option for 20 more trains in December 2016.

Alstom says the five-cars trains will consume 45% less energy than MP59 trains currently operating on Line 11 as they have 100% electric regenerative braking.

The trains have full-width inter-car gangways and will be equipped with ergonomic seating, passenger information screens and dynamic maps, LED lighting and CCTV.

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