Alstom will deliver 10 additional Coradia Polyvalent Léman Express trains French region of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, under a EUR 70 million order. Deliveries will take place from December 2020 to May 2021.
They will operate mainly in the north-east of the region, notably the department of Haute-Savoie, to create a modern, homogeneous fleet in this developing sector.
The region had already ordered 17 Coradia Polyvalent, due to enter service on the Franco-Swiss cross-border Léman Express line in mid-December 2019.
Four-car train provide a capacity of 204 seats equipped with individual reading lights and electric sockets, mild air conditioning adjusted to the occupancy rate for better climatic comfort. The trains have a suburban’-style interior layout and a high level of comfort, dedicated bicycle areas, large windows, a full low floor for ease of access, and reduced noise and vibration levels.
At the region’s request, the 10 Coradia Polyvalent trains will be equipped with security cameras. The region also asked for their Wi-Fi equipment to be carefully designed to offer a high-quality service, very much in demand among the passengers.
The new Coradia Polyvalent trains will benefit from the same characteristics as those due to enter operation on the Léman Express network. They will have seven doors on each side, all equipped with bridge plates, a large reception area on the platforms and a first-class area.
Designed to ensure cross-border connections with ERTMS technology, Coradia Polyvalent Léman Express trains can run on several types of network voltages – 25 kV, 1500 V and 15kV for Germany and Switzerland.