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Bombardier secures US$63.3M order from French railway

Option on 2010 FNRC contract nets company further order



Bombardier's  Regio 2N Double-Deck train. French regions have ordered 209 to date. PHOTO: Bombardier

Bombardier’s Regio 2N Double-Deck train. French regions have ordered 209 to date. PHOTO: Bombardier

BERLIN—Bombardier Transportation has received an order from the French National Railway Co. for eight Regio 2N double deck electric multiple units valued at approximately 56.3 euro, or US$63.3 million. The order is part of an option included in a 2010 contract and will be financed by the Midi Pyrénées region of France.

The Montreal-based company said the Midi Pyrénées Region had already ordered 10 Regio 2Ns in December of 2013, meaning the new order will raise the area’s fleet to 18. Bombardier said delivery will take place between 2017 and 2019.

Altogether, 10 French regions have ordered a total of 209 Regio 2Ns, while Bombardier’s Crespin site in Northern France has delivered a total of 45 trains to six of the French regions.

The Regio 2N uses “tube-style architecture” and is known for its low operational costs and energy savings of about 20 per cent per passenger.

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