updated on 6th Apr 2023 20:08 posted on 4th Apr 2023 08:47
CAF Group has secured contracts to manufacture an additional 18 Coradia Polyvalent regional trains totalling 161 million EUR. These are the first orders won by CAF for Coradia Polyvalent platform. This operation follows the company’s move in August 2022 with the acquisition of the Reichshoffen works, including the aforementioned train platform together with a backlog of related orders, as well as the intellectual property of the Talent 3 platform.
The agreements include:
- the supply of 11 four-car Régiolis trains for the New Aquitaine Region in the south of France, the order confirmed in late March,
- the supply of seven four-car EDMUs for Senegal, awarded mid-march, specifically for the Agency for the Promotion of Investment and Major Works (APIX), under the country's Transport Department.
It should be noted that these are the first extensions in a series of Coradia Polyvalent platform projects under way, which contemplate an increase in the number of trains to be delivered. The both contracts are for EDMUs. Deliveries are scheduled as folllows: beginning 2025 for the Coradia Dakar trains and mid-2025 for the 11 trains Nouvelle Aquitaine.
According to the transaction arrangements, both projects will be carried out in consortium with Alstom, the latter supplying the various equipment (bogies, motors and alternators, traction chains and on-board IT and passenger information system), whilst CAF will design and manufacture the trains at Reichshoffen. These contracts have meant that the CAF Group has been able to increase its backlog in France to 2.4 billion EUR; an all-time high that represents 18 % of the Group's backlog, converting France into one of its most significant markets for the coming years.
CAF is currently performing contracts for some of the country's main railway networks, including the supply of 146 EMUs for the Paris RER B commuter line, 28 Intercity trains for SNCF to run on the Paris - Clermont and Paris - Limoges - Toulouse lines, and the projects to supply trams for the metropolitan areas of Montpellier and Marseille.