posted on 18th Aug 2022 17:50
On 18 August 2022, Alstom has received an additional order for 15 Avelia Horizon very high-speed trains from SNCF Voyageurs, worth almost 590 million EUR. They are of the new generation of quadruple-voltage trains, whose acquisition cost is quoted as 20 % lower than for the previous TGV generation.
The units consists of two innovative short-length, high-performance power end cars, and articulated double-deck coaches. The design allows for a 20 % increase in passenger capacity, enabling the train to accommodate up to 740 passengers when using the most efficient configuration.
This is the option from the Avelia Horizon partnership framework agreement signed in 2018 for 100 dual-voltage (1.5 kV DC + 25 kV 50 Hz) trains ordered by SNCF Voyageurs for commercial operation in France. With the new batch of 15 quadruple-voltage TGV M units SNCF will also be able to operate in the foreign countries.