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October 23, 2019

Alstom secures €360m contract for Coradia Polyvalent trains

Alstom has won a €360m contract to supply 39 additional Coradia Polyvalent trains to the Grand Est region in France.

Alstom has bagged a €360m contract to supply 39 additional Coradia Polyvalent trains to the Grand Est region in France.

The new order builds on the earlier order of 40 trains, 36 of which have already been delivered.

The delivery of the trains will commence in 2022 and last till 2024.

The contract includes 30 four-car trains for use on cross-border services to serve the German states of Saarland, Rheinland-Pfalz and Baden-Württemberg.

The remaining nine, five four-car and four six-car trains, will run on the domestic lines in France.

Capable of running at a maximum speed of 160km/h, the dual-mode, dual-voltage trains will adhere to German safety requirements.

These trains feature a first-class zone, a bicycle area and bigger toilets for passengers with reduced mobility, adhering to the TSI PRM 2014 standard.

Alstom France president Jean-Baptiste Eyméoud said: “Alstom is proud of this new sign of trust from the Grand Est region.

“The expertise and innovation capacities of our French teams are mobilised to support the region in developing cross-border mobility. This order also contributes to the activity of Alstom’s Reichshoffen site.”

Belonging to Alstom’s Coradia range of trains, the Coradia Polyvalent comes with a modular architecture to adapt to various types of usage, such as suburban, regional and intercity.

It comes in three length variants, 56m, 72m and 110m, and is said to consume less energy. It follows the latest emissions standards in thermal mode and has low maintenance costs.

In May, Alstom won a €170m contract to deliver 16 six-car Coradia Polyvalent trains to the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region in France.

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