Alstom Presents New Regional Train for Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur

Feb. 17, 2015

Alstom showcased its first new-generation regional train, Régiolis, destined for the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur (PACA) region during an inaugural voyage between Marseille and Arles on in the presence of  Michel Vauzelle, president of the Regional Authority, Philippe Bru, regional director of SNCF and Jacques Beltran, vice president sales and marketing of Alstom Transport France.

The PACA regional authority has ordered 10 train sets to boost its transport service by offering exceptional comfort on regional lines. Since December 2014, regional SNCF personnel have received training on the new train to prepare for its entry into commercial service on the Marseille-Avignon line in April 2015. The Régiolis trains will then run on the Avignon-Carpentras line.

At 72 metres long, the PACA Régiolis trains comprise four passenger cars with a seating capacity for 214 people. The interior offers seats featuring individual reading lights and power sockets, bicycle and baggage storage spaces. The quality of the travelling experience is also enhanced by large windows and reduced noise levels. The low-level flooring throughout ensures universal accessibility. Régiolis is the first train to meet the new STI PMR standard.