Alstom-Bombardier consortium to renew Île-de-France metro fleet

Île-de-France Mobilités and RATP awarded Alstom-Bombardier consortium a contract to design and manufacture the new generation of metros. The confirmed part of the contract covers the delivery of 44 trains valuated at over EUR 530 million, which can be extended for additional options for up to 410 trains. The respective share for Alstom and Bombardier amounts to approximately EUR 265 million, or 50% of the total.

The new trains will initially be deployed on three Paris metro lines (3bis, 7bis and 10) and their entry into service will take place between 2024 and 2026. These first 44 trains will have a driver’s cabin.

The options will then be used to equip 5 other lines (13, 12, 3, 8 and 7).

The new trains will benefit from the latest technological developments to increase comfort, availability, accessibility and passenger information, as well as facilitate maintenance.

Under the agreement, the consortium will delver 30 five-car trains for line 10 (76m long) and 14 four-car trains for lines 7bis and 3bis (60.86m long). Each train will be in “boa” configuration with modern passenger information systems, large bay windows and themed, 100% LED lighting. The trains will be equipped with air conditioning system, USB sockets for charging mobile devices and video protection cameras throughout the entire train.

The environmentally friendly new metros will be eco-designed, with 20% recycled materials used in their production, making them 98% recoverable at the end of their lifespan. They will consume 20% less energy than the trains currently in service (MF77) thanks in particular to 100% electric braking and 100% LED lighting. These new trains will also make it possible to reduce maintenance costs by 15% compared to the MF01.

The two sites of Valenciennes (Alstom) and Crespin (Bombardier) will respectively assemble the complete trains to address the challenge of industrial capacity. Each site will be in charge of studies, design, train assembly, testing, validation and certification.

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