Alstom’s Régiolis for the Paris-Granville line will be maintained in a new workshop, inaugurated on 10 June by the region of Lower Normandy and SNCF Basse-Normandie.
The region of Lower Normandy has bought 15 hybrid (electric and diesel) and dual-voltage (1.5 and 25 Kv) Régiolis train sets. 9 train sets have already been delivered and a team of 15 service technicians now ensure maintenance operations in SNCF’s workshops in Granville.
The “intercity” version of Régiolis bought by the Lower Normandy region has a number of specific facilities: passenger counting system, first-class luggage space, modular spaces for bicycles, individual bins, newspaper racks, comfortable seating.
The Régiolis train sets can also accommodate standing passengers in rush-hour in conditions of maximised comfort and security. All the train sets have a fully low floor, facilitating access for all passengers, including passengers with reduced mobility. The elements of the train are interconnected, making it possible to move along the whole length of the train. The Régiolis train sets of Lower Normandy are also equipped with new functionalities, such as display screens and a dynamic sound system. They also have electrical sockets and a variety of spaces for luggage storage.
To date, a total of 74 train sets have been delivered to 10 French regions: Alsace, Aquitaine, Lower Normandy, Franche-Comté, Lorraine, Midi-Pyrénées, Pays-de-la-Loire, Picardy, Poitou-Charentes and Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur. Alstom’s service teams are currently deployed in these regions and guarantee the availability of material by ensuring corrective maintenance and reinforcing the reliability of the material. In total, the Régiolis trains have already covered over 2.5 million km in commercial service.
The production of Régiolis trains creates over 4000 jobs in France for Alstom and its suppliers. 6 of the 12 Alstom sites in France participate in this project: Reichshoffen for the design and assembly, Ornans for the motors, Le Creusot for the bogies, Tarbes for the traction chains, Villeurbanne for the on board electronics and Saint-Ouen for the design.