posted on 20th May 2020 11:19
On 19 May 2020 Alstom announced that on the 7th of the month it delivered the 300th Reichshoffen-built Coradia Polyvalent (Régiolis), this particular train being destined for the Occitanie region. It was a four-car BEMU (Battery Electric Multiple Unit) with end cars designated B 83587/83588 and the first one in a LiO (Lignes intermodales d’Occitanie) livery.
The first Coradia Polyvalent entered commercial service in April 2014 in Aquitaine, Grand Est and Occitanie. To date, 387 trains have been ordered as part of the contract awarded to Alstom by SNCF in October 2009. This number include 27 Coradia Polyvalent EMUs for cross-border services between France and Switzerland (LEMAN Express), and 30 EMUs for cross-border services between France and Germany (Grand Est region).
After six years of operation, the fleet of Coradia Polyvalent units has covered more than 107 million km. In response to the hydrogen plan initiated by the French Minister for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition and the Minister for Transport in June 2018, Alstom is now proposing to incorporate a dual-mode electric-hydrogen version into the Coradia Polyvalent range.
We asked Alstom:
- how many Régiolises has Occitanie on order?
- how many Régiolises Alstom has already delivered to Occitanie?
- how many of them were/will be EMUs, EDMUs and BEMUs?
- what is the delivery schedule?
We are waiting for an answer.