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Virgin Rail orders an additional 44 coaches from ALSTOM for
West Coast Main Line

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This new order has a value of 72 million euros and is financed
by Angel Trains. Under the terms of the initial agreement, this
contract option was to be exercised by December 31st 2000. The
delivery schedule is currently under discussion.

Martyn Vaughan, Managing Director of ALSTOM Transport Ltd,

'The new fleet for West Coast Mainline will undoubtedly
re-define perception of rail travel in the UK. We are delighted
with this expansion to the new fleet and proud of this
demonstration of Virgin's continuing confidence in ALSTOM
products and services.'

With more than 35 product lines and a presence in over 60
countries, ALSTOM's Transport Sector offers cutting-edge
products and 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 4.4  billion euros in
sales in 2001, is among the world's leading suppliers to the
railway industry.

Press contact:
Helen Connolly

Tel. +33 (0)1 41 66 91 43