posted on 30th Mar 2020 09:30
On 30 March 2020 Bombardier Transportation announced that it has received a firm order for 19 six-car Regio 2N double-deck EMUs from SNCF on behalf of the Region Auvergne-Rhône Alpes. This additional order amounts to 176 million EUR, including price escalations based on best faith assessment of assumptions, and is part of the contract signed with SNCF in 2010 which provides for the manufacture of up to 860 trains for the French Regions.
The new 83 m long EMUs will offer a capacity of 385 seats, and can be used in multiple with the 40 Regio 2N trainsets already operating in the Region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes. They will be built at Crespin works and are scheduled to start operation on the Lyon - Mâcon and Lyon - Valence lines in the summer of 2023. The Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region is continuing to consolidate its Regio 2N fleet, which will comprise 59 Regio 2N. The trains are maintained in the Lyon Vénissieux SNCF Technicentre.
To date, ten French regions have ordered a total of 428 OMNEO/Regio 2N trains: 337 Regio 2N for Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes (59), Brittany (26), Centre-Val de Loire (14), Hauts-de-France (25), Île-de-France (142), Nouvelle Aquitaine (24), Occitanie (18), Pays-de-la-Loire (13), Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur (16); and 91 OMNEO Premium trains for Centre-Val de Loire (32), Hauts-de-France (19) and Normandy (40).