Île-de-France Mobilités, the organisation that handles the Paris transport network, has deployed Alstom’s MP14 metro for commercial services on Line 14.

MP14 is an automated, rubber-tyred eight-car metro train designed to reduce maintenance costs throughout its lifecycle while ensuring improved passenger experience.

The train features boomerang-shaped seats and dedicated areas to optimise its capacity and accessibility. M14 vehicles are also equipped with LED lighting, warm and cool ventilation for comfortable journeys in all seasons and passenger information systems.

In addition, the metro trains are said to reduce energy consumption and air pollution by up to 20% compared to the previous generation of MP05 metros.

As agreed, Alstom is set to deliver around 20 automated metros for Line 14 next year.

Alstom chairman and CEO Henri Poupart-Lafarge said: “We are proud to see the MP14 metro running in Île-de-France after having designed and manufactured it in our centre of metro excellence in Valenciennes, with the contribution of seven other Alstom sites in France for the components.

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“A project like MP14 will make it possible to ensure production at eight Alstom sites in France and its suppliers until around 2026.”

Last week, Alstom received an order to deliver 49 Citadis trams to the French city of Nantes. The contract values around €200m.

Recently, the rolling stock manufacturer also signed a sale and purchase agreement to acquire Bombardier Transportation with revised price terms. The revised terms reduced the price range by €300m.