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Alstom inaugurates the first Régiolis for the Franche-Comté region


Régiolis Franche-Comté | Copyright Alstom Transport / Jean Schweitzer

Alstom and the Franche-Comté region have inaugurated the first Régiolis train set on the Dôle-Besançon line in the presence of Marie-Guite Dufay, president of the Franche-Comté Regional Council, Dominique Devin, Regional Director for SNCF Burgundy/Franche-Comté and Jacques Beltran, Vice President Sales and Marketing for Alstom Transport France.

The Franche-Comté region ordered 9 Régiolis with electrical engines destined for the Dijon – Besançon – Belfort line. 72 metres long, the trains consist of four cars with a total seating capacity for 217 people. They offer increased comfort, with seats featuring individual reading lights and power sockets, dedicated storage space for bicycles and luggage as well as large windows and reduced noise levels. The fully low floor guarantees accessibility for all; Régiolis is the first train to meet STI PMR1 standards. The Régiolis for the Franche-Comté region also include a video surveillance system, guaranteeing optimal security, as well as automatic passenger counters, which ensure improved monitoring of train occupancy and usage to optimise their operation.

Régiolis is part of Alstom’s Coradia range of trains. With its modular architecture it can be easily adapted to the individual requirements of each organising authority as well as to various types of use: periurban, regional and inter-city. It is available in three lengths (56, 72 and 110 metres) and offers optimal comfort for passengers, whatever the length of the journey. Régiolis is both environmentally friendly and economical thanks to its low energy consumption, adherence to the latest emissions standards in combustion mode and reduced maintenance costs. Equipped with ERTMS technology2 , Régiolis is the first French regional train to conform to all European standards.

The manufacture of Coradia Polyvalent creates over 4 000 jobs in France for Alstom and its suppliers. Six of Alstom’s 12 sites in France are involved in the project: Reichshoffen for the engineering and assembly, Ornans for the motors, Le Creusot for the bogies, Tarbes for the traction drives, Villeurbanne for the onboard electronics and Saint-Ouen for the design.

About Alstom Transport

A promoter of sustainable mobility, Alstom Transport develops and markets the most complete range of systems, equipment and services in the railway sector. Alstom Transport manages entire transport systems, including trains, signalling, maintenance and modernisation, infrastructure and offers integrated solutions. Alstom Transport had sales of €6.2 billion and booked €10 billion of orders in the fiscal year 2014/15. Alstom Transport is present in over 60 countries and employs around 28,000 people. Present on 12 sites in France, Alstom Transport is the leading French railway company and contributes to the vitality of local economies. Its approximately 8,900 employees in France provide a pool of expertise to serve French and international clients. A job at Alstom creates about three amongst its suppliers


[1] Technical Specification for Interoperability - Persons with Reduced Mobility
[2] European standard for rail interoperability