Alstom Bombardier Consortium to Supply 10 Trains in Paris

Feb. 12, 2015

STIF  has ordered a further ten MI09 double-deck trains from the Alstom-Bombardier consortium.

The total amount of the contract is €150 million, including €95 million for Alstom. This order relates to a purchase option on a contract awarded to the Alstom-Bombardier consortium in 2009. The new trains - which will be delivered during 2017 - will operate on the RER  line A, which carries 1.2 million passengers per day, making it the busiest regional line in Europe. The new order aims at strengthening the line's performance by increasing trains capacity and frequencies. It goes along operations that are related to a performance master plan being conducted on the line.

"The MI09 is the only train able to absorb a flow of over a million passengers a day, enabling RATP to smooth the traffic on its network. Priority was given not only to the  capacity but also to traction performance and passenger comfort," says Ana Giros, senior vice president of Alstom Transport France.