Bombardier Transportation won an order to supply 42 Regio 2N train sets to the Syndicat des Transports d’Ile-de-France (STIF) and SNCF. This order for 42 double-deck trains is an additional order in the framework of an ongoing contract signed in 2010 and is valued at approximately EUR 397 million. Delivery of the new trains will start from September 2017 and the trains will operate on Line R of the Parisian suburban network.
The STIF and SNCF selected the long eight-car suburban Regio 2N version from the BOMBARDIER OMNEO platform of extra-wide double-deck electrical multiple units (EMU).
The 110m-trains will have five seats in each row, two seats on one side of the corridor and three seats on the other, in order to offer more seating capacity compared to conventional double-deck trains. The Regio 2N trains are designed to operate with three units coupled together, enabling it to transport a total of 3,120 passengers of which 1,746 passengers can travel seated.