Alstom has secured a €170m contract to supply 16 six-car Coradia Polyvalent trains to the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region in France.

The new order builds on the earlier agreement to deliver 24 trains, 18 of which have already been delivered.

The electric Coradia Polyvalent trains are equipped with 355 seats, large windows, indirect interior lighting, reclining seats with armrests, an electric socket and a coat hook.

They also comply with the 2014 PRM Technical Specifications for Interoperability for Persons with Reduced Mobility standards.

Alstom France president Jean-Baptiste Eyméoud said: “Alstom is proud to support the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region, which has been a key partner since the beginning of the Régiolis contract. This latest order expands our range of Coradia Polyvalent regional and Intercité trains.

“Alstom is proud to support the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region, which has been a key partner since the beginning of the Régiolis contract.”

“The new high-capacity trains provide excellent comfort, comply with the latest required standards and specifications for persons with reduced mobility, and will use all the latest information and connectivity technology.

“The new order will also boost activity at Alstom plants in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté.”

Six of Alstom’s 12 plants in France are involved in the project. Reichshoffen will be responsible for the design and assembly, Ornans for the motors, Tarbes for the traction chains, Le Creuset will develop the bogies, Villeurbanne will deliver the onboard IT systems and Saint-Ouen for the design.

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

It comes in three length variants and is said to consume less energy. It adheres to the latest emissions standards in thermal mode and has low maintenance costs.

Additionally, the vehicles are also equipped to operate under the rail interoperability standard European Railway Traffic Management System (ERTMS) technology.

In March, Alstom won a contract worth more than €150m to supply 41 Coradia Lint regional trains to Germany.