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Bombardier to supply France with 30 more double-deck EMUs

Posted on December 23, 2013

Bombardier Transportation announced France’s SNCF exercised an option for 30 additional Regio 2N double-deck electric multiple units. The order, which will be financed by the Regions, is valued at approximately $379 million. It is part of a 2010 contract with SNCF for up to 860 trains for the French Regions.

Including this option, nine Regions have ordered a total of 159 Regio 2N EMUs. The delivery of the additional trains will take place from June 2016 until April 2017.

The train with an extra-wide carbody offers improved accessibility thanks to wide doors, gangways and corridors; large vestibules and step-free entrances.

The train features technical innovations in terms of reliability, availability and sustainability, while generating economic benefits, like reduced energy consumption.

The Regio 2N double-deck EMUs were created by Bombardier teams in Crespin, in the Nord-Pas de Calais Region. Bombardier also designs, builds and tests the vehicles at the site. As the largest industrial rail site in France and a partner of the Nord-Pas de Calais Rail Competitivity Cluster, the Crespin site employs 2,000 people, including 500 engineers and managers.

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