Alstom has delivered the 300th Coradia Polyvalent train for Régiolis in the Occitanie region, a fleet that covered more than 107 million kilometres within 6 years of operation. As SNCF Voyageurs and the French Regions expected, the trains run at a high level of reliability and availability.
“This 300th train is an important milestone for the Reichshoffen site. It symbolises Alstom’s ability to meet the different expectations of the regions, from the same platform, thus combining industrial excellence with a tailored response to the legitimate expectations and requirements of each public transport authority,” Jean-Baptiste Eyméoud, CEO of Alstom in France, said.
The delivery of the 300th Coradia Polyvalent train is part of a contract signed by SNCF and Alstom in 2009. The first Coradia Polyvalent trains entered operation in 2014 in Aquitaine, Grand Est and Occitanie, By now, 387 trains have been ordered which also includes 27 cross-border trains between France and Switzerland, in Aura region for Leman Express, and 30 cross-border trains operating between France and Germany, Grand Est region.
The modular Coradia Polyvalent train can be adapted to the requirements of each transport operator or authority as well as to different types of operation such as regional, suburban or intercity.
The trains are available in three lengths – 56, 72 or 110 metres, offering optimal comfort to passengers, whatever the length of the journey.
Thanks to the low energy consumption and reduced maintenance costs, the Coradia Polyvalent trains are ecological and economical, bringing their contribution to the creation of a sustainable transport system. The operation in multiple units of up to four trains makes it possible to adapt flexibly to dense traffic or peaks of up to 1,000 passengers. The trains can run at speeds of 160 km/h.
As the trains can adapt to various requirements, traffic hypothesis and modern technology, Alstom is proposing to incorporate a dual-mode electric-hydrogen version into the Coradia Polyvalent range. This proposal is also Alstom’s response to the hydrogen plan initiated by the French Minister for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition and the Minister for Transport in June 2018.