Bombardier Transport has received a €176m ($193m) order to supply 19 Regio 2N double-deck vehicles to the French National Railway Company (SNCF).

The order for a total of 114 cars was placed for the Auvergne-Rhône Alpes region. It is a part of the previous contract signed in 2010 with SNCF for the delivery of 860 trains for France.

The trains will operate on the Lyon-Mâcon and Lyon-Valence lines from mid-2023.

The new 83m-long trainsets will offer 385 seats and can be operated in multiple units with the previously ordered 40 Regio 2N fleet.

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The trains also feature Wi-Fi, a video surveillance system and six bicycle slots, as well as comply with the European interoperability and accessibility requirements.

Bombardier Transportation France president Laurent Bouyer said: “The Regio 2N is a double-deck, high-capacity train that combines capacity, comfort and accessibility. This equipment has proved its worth and is perfectly suited to the needs of the regional and peri-urban lines of the Region Auvergne-Rhône Alpes, which, after Ile-de-France, are the national rail network’s most heavily loaded.

“Designed and manufactured on our site in Crespin in the Hauts-de-France region, the Regio 2N has received the recognized certification ‘Origine France Garantie’. Also, the manufacture of the Regio 2N contributes to the entire French rail industry.”

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In February 2018, Bombardier Transportation secured an order from SNCF to supply nine Regio 2N trainsets for the Greater Paris public transport authority Ile-de-France Mobilités.