The Alstom and Bombardier consortium has been awarded the contract to design and manufacture the new generation of metros for Île-de-France Mobilités and the Paris Transport Administration (RATP)
The confirmed part of the contract covers the delivery of 44 trains for a sum of over 530 million euro. This may be supplemented by options exercise for a total of up to 410 trains. The respective share for Alstom and Bombardier amounts to approximately 265 million euro, or 50 per cent of the total.
Initially, the new trains will be deployed on three Paris metro lines (3bis, 7bis and 10) and their entry into service will take place between 2024 and 2026. The options will then be used to equip five other lines (13, 12, 3, 8 and 7).
“I am honoured that Île-de-France Mobilités and RATP have chosen to trust us to renew travelling comfort on the historic lines of the Paris metro.
Together, we want to turn the region into the world’s showcase for the French rail sector’s cutting-edge technologies and propose an eco-friendly train that will contribute to carbon-free mobility,” says Jean-Baptiste Eyméoud, President of Alstom in France.
“The combined expertise of our two companies makes it possible to offer RATP and Île-de-France Mobilités a metro equipped with the latest on-board technologies that is part of tomorrow’s modern mass transportation. Passengers will appreciate the special attention paid to the interior atmosphere, level of comfort and quality of on-board services.
In addition to optimal performance and reliability, the MF19’s innovation lies in its modularity and scalability adapted to the existing Paris network,” says Laurent Bouyer, President of Bombardier Transportation France.