Rail

Alstom, Bombardier, Areva consortium extended in Paris

Posted on July 25, 2011

Paris-based public transport operator RATP exercised the option for a new tranche of 66 MF01 metro trainsets from the consortium made up of Alstom Transport, Bombardier Transport and Areva TA. This new tranche is worth more than $431 million. Financing for this tranche will be split 50/50 between STIF (Syndicat des transports d'Ile-de-France) and the RATP.

The trainsets are intended for use on line 9 of the Paris metro. Deliveries will take place from May 2013 to August 2016.

This order falls within the framework of the contract the RATP awarded to the consortium in July 2001, which provides for surveys, development, trials of a pre-production train and the optional supply of 160 trainsets. This is the third and final option exercise since the contract was signed. An initial tranche of 44 trainsets for line 2 had already been exercised in July 2006. A second option of 50 trainsets for line 5 had then been exercised in November 2007.

These trainsets will eventually replace the existing RATP fleet on lines 2, 5 and 9 of the Paris metro network. The first trainsets for line 2 were delivered in April 2008. Deliveries will continue at a rate of 20 per year until April 2013 for the last trainsets for line 5. The first trainset was brought into commercial service in June 2008.

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

More News

Bombardier wins bid to build new NJ TRANSIT railcars

The order for 113 Multilevel III passenger vehicles, the largest order for railcars in recent years by NJ TRANSIT, will allow the agency to replace the oldest railcars in its fleet.

Clever Devices to replace Metra tracking, announcement systems

The contract also calls for a test on 11 cars of an automatic passenger counting system that uses cameras in the entrances.

DC Streetcar hits 3 million passenger milestone

As the system nears the third anniversary of passenger service along the H/Benning corridor, plans to expand the 2.4 mile system continue to move forward.

NYC Transit begins boosting speed on subway lines

The speed limit changes already approved increase speeds generally in the 10-to-20-mph range to speeds that reach 40 mph.

Valley Metro celebrates 10-year 'Railversary'

There has been $11 billion of investment and 35,000 jobs created within one-half mile of the 26-mile corridor, according to a report.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The number 1 resource for vocational truck fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation