Région Sud and SNCF Mobilités ordered five 4-car additional Coradia Polyvalent regional trains under a EUR 32 million contract. Alstom will deliver the new trains in stages between the end of 2020 and early 2021.
“This additional order highlights the renewal of Région Sud’s confidence in Alstom and its solutions. Coradia Polyvalent for Régiolis has been a great success with passengers since it began commercial service in France. With more than 50 million kilometres covered by the 250 trains in circulation since 2014, we offer a reliable, tried-and-tested solution,” Jean-Baptiste Eymeoud, President of Alstom France, said.
The trains have a total capacity of 214 seats, with high level comfort for regional services. The seats will be equipped with individual reading lights and electrical sockets. The trains will have special spaces for bicycles and luggage, large bay windows, and reduced noise and vibration levels.
Thanks to its modular design, the Coradia Polyvalent train can be adapted to the requirements of each transport authority as well as to different types of use such as suburban, regional and intercity services. It comes in three lengths (56, 72 or 110 metres) and offers optimum comfort for passengers.
To date, 333 Coradia trains have been ordered as part of the contract awarded to Alstom by SNCF Mobilités in October 2009, including 272 Coradia Polyvalent and 61 Coradia Liner trains.