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France: Alstom Delivers First Regiolis Train to Lorraine Region

Alstom delivered the first Regiolis train to Lorraine Region on Sept. 21 at the Metz train station.

Attending the event were Jean-Pierre Masseret, Lorraine regional council chairman, Alain Autruffe, SNCF Lorraine director, Claude Solard, SNCF regions and intercités director and Jérôme Wallut, Alstom Transport France managing director. Lorraine is France’s second region to receive its next-generation regional train.

The arrival of Regiolis trains in Lorraine has closely followed the inauguration of Alstom’s Regiolis After-Sales Service premises on September 5th 2013 at the SNCF Technicentre in Metz. Alstom teams are on hand to take part in the training of drivers and maintenance teams.

To date, 182 Regiolis trains have been ordered for 12 of France’s regions, as part of the contract signed by Alstom and SNCF in 2009. The Lorraine Region ordered 10 Regiolis bimodal trains 72 meters in length and with capacity for up to 219 seated passengers. On top of the standard layout, Regiolis trains in the Lorraine Region will feature extra equipment like a passenger-counting system, a space for bike storage and door-recognition assistance.

Regiolis trains have travelled around 250,000 km and are due to complete the certification phase in October 2013. They will be put into service upon receiving their AMECs (Commercial Operation Permits), issued by the EPSF (French Railway Safety Board).