The French region of Occitanie / Pyrénées-Méditerranée awarded Alstom a EUR 80 million contract for the supply of 13 additional Coradia Polyvalent trains.
Since 2014, the region has ordered 33 Coradia Polyvalent for Régiolis, including a first entry into service. It thus brings its order up to 46 trains, representing a total investment of more than EUR 330 million.
“In Occitanie, we make rail a central element of our efforts to develop mobility in all the regions. As such, our investments to preserve and maintain the network are accompanied by a proactive approach to renewing the material, in a constant effort to improve the conditions of travel and quality of service offered to our 66,000 daily passengers,” said Carole Delga, president of the Occitanie / Pyrénées-Méditerranée region.
With its modular architecture, the Coradia Polyvalent train can be adapted to the requirements of each public transport authority as well as to different types of use such as suburban, regional and intercity. It comes in three lengths (56, 72 or 110 metres) and offers optimal comfort for passengers, whatever the length of the journey. Pre-equipped to receive ERTMS technology, Coradia Polyvalent is the first French regional train to comply with all European standards, in particular with regard to access for people with reduced mobility.