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Alstom and Bombardier deliver the 100th MI09 trainset to STIF and RATP

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Alstom, Bombardier, RATP and STIF have celebrated, at the Alstom site of Valenciennes Petite-Forêt, the departure from the factory of the 100th MI09 duplex train destined for Line A of the RER network in Paris. The delivery is part of a contract awarded to the Alstom-Bombardier consortium in 2009. In February 2015, STIF1 ordered 10 extra trains, bringing the total number of trains ordered to 140.

Every MI09 can transport up to 2,600 passengers at maximum speeds of 120 km/h. Each train is 110 metres long and is made up of five cars, each equipped with three large doors on either side to facilitate passenger exchange in the stations. Its highly efficient electrical braking system reduces the energy consumption of the trains.  A Wi-Fi link between the train and the ground ensures the transmission of the trains operational parameters, thus anticipating maintenance operations and guaranteeing a reliable service.

The MI09 trains are designed and produced in France on the industrial sites of Alstom in Valenciennes Petite-Forêt and Bombardier in Crespin. The five other French Alstom Transport sites involved are Ornans for the traction motors, Le Creusot for the bogies, Tarbes for the traction chain equipment, Petit Quevilly for the main transformer and Villeurbanne for the passenger information and electronic control systems.

Line A of the Paris RER2 transports 1.2 million passengers a day, which makes it the most heavily frequented regional line in Europe. The MI09 trains currently in service on the line have already covered over 24 million kilometres.

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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 STIF : Autorité Organisatrice des Transports dIle-de-France
2 RER : Réseau express régional d'Île-de-France