On 23 October 2015, Elisabeth Borne, President of RATP and Henri Poupart-Lafarge, President of Alstom Transport, celebrated the production of the 67th and final train of the MP05 metro contract on Alstom Transport’s site at Valenciennes Petite-Forêt.
The contract, signed in 2005, comprises 67 trains destined for line 1 and 14 of the Paris metro network. 60 MP05 trains are currently in circulation and have already covered over 12 million kilometres.
The MP05 train was initially designed and delivered in the context of the automation of Line 1 of the Paris network, replacing the manually-driven MP89 trains. It was later gradually introduced on Line 14. Every train can transport up to 1014 passengers at maximum speeds of 80 km/h. Each train is 90 metres long and composed of 6 cars, each one equipped with 3 doors on either side. Like the MP89 and MF01, the MP05 trains put great emphasis on passenger comfort (circulation between cars, cool ventilation, large windows, passenger information, reduced motor noise) and security (video surveillance) and are part of the company’s strategy for sustainable development. The material also benefits from the latest technological developments in terms of automation.
Five Alstom Transport sites in France have worked on this project: Valenciennes for the design and production, Tarbes for elements of the power train, Ornans for the motors, Le Creusot for the bogies and Villeurbanne for the on-board information system and passenger information.