Alstom was awarded a contract to supply 16 six-car electric Coradia Polyvalent trains to the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region, which had previously ordered 24 four-car trains. The contract is worth approximately 170 million euros.
The trains feature 355 seats, large windows, indirect interior lighting and reclining seats with arm rests. The trains will also be the first to comply with the new Technical Specifications for Interoperability for Persons with Reduced Mobility.
“Alstom is proud to support the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region which has been a key partner since the beginning of the Régiolis contract,” said Jean-Baptiste Eyméoud, president of Alstom France. "This latest order expands our range of Coradia Polyvalent regional and Intercité trains. The new high-capacity trains provide excellent comfort, comply with the latest required standards and specifications for persons with reduced mobility, and will use all the latest information and connectivity technology. The new order will also boost activity at Alstom plants in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté."
The new trains have low energy consumption and comply with the latest emissions standards in thermal mode. Pre-equipped to receive European rail interoperability standard technology, Coradia Polyvalent is the first French regional train to comply with all European standards. The trains are manufactured at six of the 12 Alstom plants in France.