Alstom, the Auvergne Rhône-Alpes region, and SNCF inaugurated the first Regiolis trainset destined for the outskirts of Clermont-Ferrand, France.
The region of Auvergne Rhône-Alpes ordered 29 Regiolis trains, including 12 dual-mode, dual-voltage trains destined for lines on the periphery of Clermont-Ferrand and the Clermont-Lyon line. The trains consist of four cars with a total capacity of 220 seats and offer increased comfort thanks to seats equipped with individual reading lights, electric sockets, and raisable footrests, as well as spaces dedicated to bicycles and luggage, large bay windows, and reduced noise levels.
The integral low floor ensures accessibility for all; Regiolis is the first train to conform to the PRM-TSI standard. The Regiolis trains for the periphery of Clermont-Ferrand also have an automatic passenger counting system to enable better monitoring of the number of passengers and train occupancy for optimized operation. An economic and ecological driving assistance system is also incorporated.
Regiolis belongs to Alstom’s Coradia range of trains. Thanks to its modular design, it can be adapted to the needs of each organizing authority as well as to different types of use: suburban, regional, and intercity. Equipped with ERTMS technology, Regiolis is the first French regional train to comply with all European standards.
Seventeen Regiolis trains are also scheduled to run between France and Switzerland on the Leman Express line by 2019.