Alstom and Bombardier Transportation have awarded contracts worth over $100 million to Faiveley Transport, a subsidiary of Wabtec Corporation, to provide systems for the first 71 train sets for Paris. The new generation of double deck trains will be used on lines D and E of the Paris network.
Faiveley Transport will provide complete braking systems (air generation, brake control and bogie brakes), door systems, HVAC systems (cabin and saloon heating, ventilation and air conditioning), pantographs and tachometer systems. Under the contract, the supply includes the study, design, engineering, manufacture and delivery of the rail systems.
The train systems will involve Faiveley operating units in France, Germany, Italy, Sweden, and the Czech Republic. Deliveries are expected to start by September 2018 and be completed by 2022.
“We are proud to have been selected by Alstom and Bombardier Transportation to be involved in the new generation of trains for the SNCF network,” stated Raymond T. Betler, Wabtec’s president and CEO. “This represents a great success for Wabtec and Faiveley Transport, with all of our major product lines represented on-board the new trains. We believe this project will enable us to further develop our collaboration with Alstom, Bombardier Transportation, and SNCF while providing innovative railway solutions.”
The Alstom-Bombardier consortium received the order for the first 71 trains earlier this year from SNCF, the French national railway, as part of a framework contract for up to 255 trains. The trains consist of 56 six-car and 15 seven-car sets.