Bombardier and Île-de-France Mobilités modernise commuter trains in Paris

By Ella Andrew / Updated: 15 Aug 2018

Paris commuters to benefit from modernised trains in an effort to manage urban congestion.

Rail technology company, Bombardier Transportation, has received an order for 36 Francilien train sets from the French national railway corporation, SNCF, on behalf of the Greater Paris public transport authority, Île-de-France Mobilités.

Passengers on lines L, J and P will benefit from a modernised train fleet, designed to manage congested urban transport. The high-performing trains will include additional features which aim to increase comfort and ease, such as:

  • USB ports
  • Ergonomic handrails
  • Large panoramic screens, to improve the readability of passenger information

Engineers supporting the rolling stock renewal programme focused on passenger needs, also improving the passenger experience through additional space - which includes wider corridors and doorways to improve passenger flow. In addition to passenger-focused improvements, the new trains are equipped with the latest energy efficient and intelligent technologies, as well as improved security systems. Altogether, SNCF will operate a fleet of 313 Francilien commuter trains, up from the current 230 trains in operation, enhancing comfort for commuters through a modernised fleet.

The full press release can be viewed here.

(Press release first issued by Bombardier Transport via GlobeNewswire on 30/07/2018)

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