The Auvergne-Rhône Alpes region of the SNCF network has ordered a further 19 Regio 2N trains from Bombardier.
Double deck rail vehicles from Bombardier will be supplied to the Region Auvergne-Rhône Alpes in France as part of an order from the French National Railway Company (SNCF) for the latest Region 2N train. The region has ordered 19 trains comprising 114 cars.
The new trains will begin operating on the Lyon-Mâcon and Lyon-Valence lines in the summer of 2023. The Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region is continuing to consolidate its Regio 2N fleet, which will comprise 59 Regio 2N.
“The Regio 2N is a high capacity, double-deck train that combines capacity, comfort and accessibility. This equipment has proved its worth and is perfectly suited to the needs of the regional and peri-urban lines of the Region Auvergne-Rhône Alpes, which, after Ile-de-France are the national rail network’s most heavily loaded. Designed and manufactured on our site in Crespin in the Hauts-de-France region, the Regio 2N has received the recognised certification ‘Origine France Garantie’. Also, the manufacture of the Regio 2N contributes to the entire French rail industry,” said Laurent Bouyer, President of Bombardier Transportation France.
The new 83-meter trainsets will offer a capacity of 385 seats, and can be operated in multiple units with the 40 Regio 2N fleet already operating in the Region Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes.
The trains will be equipped with Wi-Fi, a video surveillance system, six bicycle slots and will meet all European interoperability and accessibility requirements.
To date, ten French regions have ordered a total of 428 Bombardier Omneo/Regio 2N trains. The Omneo platform offers trains for suburban, regional and intercity services.