SNCF to Float Tenders for 35 TGV Cars

15 July 2009 (Last Updated July 15th, 2009 18:30)

French state railway operator SNCF is to open a tender to order 35 new-generation TGV high-speed rail cars, worth over $1.4bn, to run on tracks in Germany and France. The vehicles will be put into service in 2015–2016. The tender is a step towards preparations for the

French state railway operator SNCF is to open a tender to order 35 new-generation TGV high-speed rail cars, worth over $1.4bn, to run on tracks in Germany and France.

The vehicles will be put into service in 2015–2016.

The tender is a step towards preparations for the opening of a European rail passenger service in 2010.