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Roll-Out Of The First TGV M
Roll-Out Of The First TGV M

On 9 September 2022, Christophe Fanichet (Chairman and CEO of SNCF Voyageurs), Alain Krakovitch (Director of TGV-Intercités), Xavier Ouin (Industrial Director of SNCF Voyageurs) and Jean-Baptiste Eyméoud (President, Alstom France) unveiled the production line of the TGV M trains in Alstom's La Rochelle works, after coupling together the power end cars and passenger cars.

More TGV M Units For SNCF
More TGV M Units For SNCF

On 18 August 2022, Alstom has received an additional order for 15 Avelia Horizon very high-speed trains from SNCF Voyageurs.

TGV On Display In Praha
TGV On Display In Praha

After arriving in the Czech Republic on Sunday 5 June 2022, TGV PSE 16 was put on display the following day at the main station in Praha.

Historic TGV Arrived In The Czech Republic
Historic TGV Arrived In The Czech Republic

The TGV PSE 16 unit, which will be the subject of presentations and an exhibit at the RAIL BUSINESS DAYS in the coming days, arrived in the Czech Republic on the afternoon of 5 June 2022.

Avelia Horizon For SNCF Wins German Design Award
Avelia Horizon For SNCF Wins German Design Award

On 17 November 2021, Alstom’s Avelia Horizon very high-speed train received the prestigious German Design Award.

Eurostar-Thalys Merger
Eurostar-Thalys Merger

Eurostar had already in 2019 announced a plan to merge with Thalys, but just before the planned finalisation date, this was thwarted by the onset of the coronavirus pandemic; the parties are now revisiting this plan.

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RATP Type MI20 Design Vote
RATP Type MI20 Design Vote

The contract for 146 new double-deck EMUs for RATP’s RER B line, has reached the next stage. 

ITL Eisenbahngesellschaft Acquires Vectron DM Locomotives
ITL Eisenbahngesellschaft Acquires Vectron DM Locomotives

ITL Eisenbahngesellschaft (a Captrain Deutschland subsidiary and therefore part of SNCF) is another user of a Type Vectron Dual Mode. On 18 May 2021 it took over 248 008, the first of the two on order.

First Coradia Polyvalent For French-German Operation Started Authorisation Tests
First Coradia Polyvalent For French-German Operation Started Authorisation Tests

On 12 May 2021, the first pre-production Coradia Polyvalent France-Germany cross-border train left Alstom Reichshoffen for DB Systemtechnik Minden.

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OUIGO Goes In Spain
OUIGO Goes In Spain

On 7 May 2021, OUIGO ran its first passenger-carrying train between Madrid-Atocha and Barcelona-Sants.

First Order Of Hydrogen Trains In France
First Order Of Hydrogen Trains In France

On 8 April 2021, acting on behalf of the four regions, SNCF Voyageurs has placed an order worth almost 190 million EUR with Alstom for the 12 Coradia Polyvalent/Régiolis dual mode electric-hydrogen (EHMU) trains plus two optional ones.

OUIGO España Prepares For Start Of Regular Service
OUIGO España Prepares For Start Of Regular Service

From 10 May 2021 it is planned that OUIGO España will start its open access high speed passenger services between Madrid and Barcelona.

RATP Modernises RER Line B EMUs
RATP Modernises RER Line B EMUs

The 80 km, 47-station Line B faces problems with the punctuality of trains, and the new Class MI20 trains are not the only step to improve its performance.

Alstom Disputes Over The New EMUs For The RER B Line In Paris
Alstom Disputes Over The New EMUs For The RER B Line In Paris

In early this year, we witnessed extensive disputes over the contract for new trains to be ordered for the Line RER B in Paris.

Three More OMNEO Regio 2N EMUs For SNCF
Three More OMNEO Regio 2N EMUs For SNCF

On 13 January 2021, Bombardier Transportation has received an order for three additional OMNEO Regio 2N EMUs from SNCF on behalf of Île-de-France Mobilités.