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ALSTOM wins an order for 8 regional trains from French national railways


The value of the contract is €12 million, and the trains will be assembled at ALSTOM’s site in Reichshoffen.

Many other French regions have already chosen this train, which has found popularity with its passengers. SNCF put the first train into commercial service in 1999, and today 313 are in operation throughout France.

From ALSTOM’s range of CORADIA regional trains, six of them have also been sold to the national railways of Luxembourg (CFL) and 40 others to Deutsche Bahn, who named them BR 641.

Technical characteristics of the train for Poitou-Charentes:

  • Vehicle type: Diesel single-car unit         
  • Width: 2,900 mm          
  • Length: 28,900 mm          
  • Height: 3,700 mm          
  • Number of seats: 61          
  • Total capacity: 82          
  • Maximum speed: 140 kph          
  • Floor height: 550 mm (over 70% of the total interior)          
  • Traction Power: 2 x 257 kW          
  • Other facilities Air conditioning, hydrodynamic transmission, crash absorber, video surveillance of passenger access

With more than 35 product lines and a presence in more than 60 countries, ALSTOM’s Transport sector offers complete products and services for new rolling stock, signaling, and electrical and mechanical infrastructure as well as maintenance and rehabilitation services to four distinct types of customers: urban transit authorities and operators; intercity passenger rail operators and rolling stock owners; rail freight operators; and intercity railway infrastructure owners. ALSTOM’s Transport sector, with sales of €5.1 billion in financial year 2002-2003, is among the world’s leading suppliers to the railway industry.

Helen Connolly
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