Rail

Alstom to supply French rail

Posted on October 27, 2009

SNCF, the national French operator, has awarded Alstom Transport the market of the new generation of single-deck regional trains to modernize and increase the national fleet over the period of 2013 to 2021.

 

The contract includes a firm part worth $1 billion for the delivery of 100 Coradia Polyvalent trainsets to eight French regions. The total volume may eventually reach 1,000 train sets up to 2021, for an amount of approximately $10 billion.

 

The Coradia Polyvalent is a single-decker regional train that offers several technical configurations along with modular fittings for passengers. The train can travel at a speed of 99 miles per hour, in both its electric and hybrid versions and at two different voltages (25kV and 1,500 V). 

 

The train car also features a low floor, motor bogies to reduce vibrations and noise levels, and is made of eco-friendly materials. It is also equipped with more compact and efficient magnet motors, which sustain less energy loss than traditional electric motors.

 

The deliveries of the first 100 trains are planned from 2013 and will be completed in 2015.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Chicago Transit replacing airport escalator damaged in train wreck

The train wreck, which occurred in the early morning of March 24, 2014, when the operator allegedly fell asleep, injured more than 30 people and caused roughly $9 million in damage. The lead railcar had to be cut up to remove it from the escalator.

DART takes delivery of first streetcar for new service

The vehicle, which was a designed and built by Brookville Equipment Corp., will be the first streetcar in the U.S. that utilizes wireless traction power.

NJ TRANSIT marks Newark Penn Station's 80th year

Opened in 1935, Newark Penn Station is listed on both the State and National Registers of Historic Places. The station was originally designed and still operates as an intermodal facility serving pedestrian, taxi, bus and private vehicle traffic generated by the more than 50,000 transit customers who use the station each day.

Calgary Transit trains, buses breaking down more often

Part of the problem is an aging fleet, according to officials. Calgary Transit placed a $200-million deal in 2013 to buy 60 new light rail vehicles; however, those vehicles will not be operational until 2016.

Alstom to develop zero-emission train

The new trains for Hermann-Hesse railway line will be completely emission-free. In times of increasing energy costs and higher level of pollution, the development of this technology is essential.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

Please sign in or register to .    Close