Bombardier to Supply Four Additional Regio 2N Double-Deck EMUs for Brittany in France
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Rail technology leader Bombardier Transportation announced today that the French National Railway Company (SNCF) has exercised an option for four additional eight-car Regio 2N double deck electric multiple units. The order will be financed by the Brittany region and is valued at approximately 34 million euro ($38 million US). The contract signed in 2010 with SNCF covers the supply of up to 860 trains for various French regions. Altogether, ten French regions have ordered a total of 213 Regio 2N trains.
This new order will increase the Brittany region's fleet to 21 Regio 2N trains; 14 eight-car trains offering 491 seats each and seven six-car sets with 350 seats each. Delivery of the four new trains is scheduled for 2019. Six trains are already in service on the lines Rennes-Saint Malo, Rennes-Saint Brieuc-Brest and Rennes - Quimper and recently started operation on the Rennes-Vitré link as well.
Bombardier's Crespin site in Northern France complies with the SNCF planning and has delivered a total of 53 trains to six French regions. Since commissioning in October 2014, the Regio 2N fleet, based on the BOMBARDIER OMNEO double-deck EMU platform, has traveled over a million kilometers in service and has shown strong performance results.
Since its homologation in double sets, the Regio 2N trains begun operating in this configuration on the Paris-Chartres line at the end of November for the Centre-Val de Loire Region.
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