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Bombardier to deliver 210 commuter train cars to Paris

$1.3-billion deal will see double-deck cars delivered to French capital between 2014 and 2016

Berlin—Bombardier Transportation has put pen to paper on a $1.3-billion deal that will see 210 new double-deck commuter train cars shipped to Paris.

Designated for line A of the Greater Paris commuter network (RER), the deal is an option under a contract signed in April 2009 for a firm order of 60 MI09 trains.

Deliveries are expected to take place between 2014 and the end of 2016, the company announced.

The order is valued at approximately $1.3-billion, according to Bombardier.

As a consortium member responsible for one third of the order, Bombardier’s share will amount to approximately $417-million.

The consortium has designed the trains based on its MI2N trains, which it delivered for the same line between 1990 and 2000.

The inauguration of the first MI09 trains on the line took place in December 2011.

Bombardier will deliver each five-car train set’s three intermediate cars.

It will design and assemble the cars at its manufacturing site in Crespin, France, which employs about 2,000 workers.

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