SNCF Voyageurs orders 60 additional RER NG electric trains from Alstom for the Île-de-France region

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Alstom has announced that it will supply SNCF Voyageurs with 60 additional new generation RER electric trains for lines RER D and RER E of the Île-de-France network, for a total of almost €1bn.

Financed 100% by Île-de-France Mobilités, this order represents the first option under the framework contract signed in 2017 between SNCF Voyageurs (commissioned by Île-de-France Mobilités) and Alstom, for an estimated requirement of 255 trainsets. The firm tranche of the RER NG contract included the delivery of 71 trains; this new order brings the number of RER NGs ordered to 131.

“We are delighted with this option, which demonstrates the renewed confidence of SNCF Voyageurs and Île-de-France Mobilités in Alstom’s RER NG trains. This new generation train will improve the travel experience of all Île-de-France residents by providing greater comfort and reliability,” said Jean-Baptiste Eyméoud, president of Alstom France.

RER NG is a double-deck, dual-voltage electric multiple unit trainset that is currently under construction. Developed from Alstom’s urban and suburban equipment solutions and enriched by customer feedback, the RER NG will guarantee the highest levels of availability, reliability, and safety.

Each train will be able to carry up to 1,860 passengers in a seven-car version. Several innovations will reduce energy consumption by 25% compared to previous generations of equipment. In particular, the RER NG has eight motor bogies which provide better acceleration and deceleration performance (under regenerative braking) than previous generations.

This contract is part of the policy pursued by Île-de-France Mobilités to modernize all the rolling stock on the Île-de-France network. The RER NG is specifically designed for the dense urban areas that characterize traffic in the Île-de-France region.

The first trains delivered are currently enabling SNCF Voyageurs to carry out the first integration tests on line RER E. Tests on line RER D will start soon.