posted on 22nd Aug 2020 09:43
One of the first X’Trapolis Cityduplex EMUs is present at the Velim test circuit now. Under the framework contract worth 3.75 billion EUR, 255 new trains were ordered by Île-de-France Mobilités (IDF Mobilités, formerly STIF, Syndicat des transports d'Île-de-France) from a consortium formed by Alstom and Bombardier, as announced in January 2017. At the same moment, the firm order for 56 six-car Class Z 58000 EMUs and 15 seven-car Class Z 58500 EMUs was signed.
The new X’Trapolis Cityduplexes will be used on the RER D and E lines of the Île-de-France (greater Paris) network, entering service from 2021 onwards.