Alstom and Transdev launched in Crespin, Hauts-de-France, the implementation of the contract for the supply of 16 eight-car Omneo Premium trains for the Marseille-Toulon-Nice line, which Transdev will operate in summer 2025.
This order, worth EUR 250 million, also includes maintenance support for the trains for a 10-year period. The delivery of the trains, manufactured at Alstom’s Crespin site, will begin at the end of 2024.
The Omneo Premium trains on the Marseille-Toulon-Nice line will be adapted to meet Transdev’s specific operating challenges which include the creation of a convivial space allowing passengers to enjoy a catering area. The interior fittings will offer all the services desired by the Region, such as bicycle spaces – with 12 per train, doors to separate the 1st class areas, and interior harmony reflecting the image of the Region and of the line on which the trains will run. The new trains will benefit new on-board services, including innovative systems for video surveillance, seat reservation or bicycle space reservation, passenger counting and 4G communication between the train and the ground.
The new 8-car trains are 110 metres long and will accommodate up to 352 passengers, plus 66 folding seats for short journeys. This high capacity is achieved by alternating single and double-deck cars.
The comfort has been particularly well thought out for long journeys offering wide seats, large glass walls to take advantage of the natural light and the panorama of the seaside, clear passenger information with screens and displays, air conditioning, 2 classes with lower and upper decks, toilets and connectivity tools such as Wi-Fi, electrical and USB sockets.
This coastal train will accommodate all travellers thanks to wide corridors and multi-purpose areas on the ground level, allowing bicycles, scooters, and luggage to be parked.
Alstom will also provide Transdev with 10-year maintenance services for the 16 trains which includes maintenance engineering, supply spare parts, and overhaul the main components including bogies, engines, pantographs.
The site in Crespin will design, manufacture, assemble and homologate the Omneo Premium trains for the Marseille-Toulon-Nice line, the first concession of a French regional line.
The Omneo Premium trains come from Alstom’s Omneo platform, of which 491 train sets have already been ordered by 10 French regions – 373 Regio 2N suburban and regional trains and 118 Omneo Premium Intercity trains.