Alstom to Supply 34 Coradia Liner Intercity Trains to French Operator SNCF
A contract worth around €350 million
LEVALLOIS-PERRET, France -- October 2, 2013
As part of the project initiated by the Prime Minister in July 2013 and
conducted with SNCF to renew Corail trains for the intercity lines, SNCF has
ordered 34 Coradia Liner trainsets, the latest generation of long-haul trains
from Alstom, for around €350 million^1. The trains are expected to enter into
service from December 2015.
The Coradia Liner, a long-haul train, is classed between a regional train
(TER) and a high speed train (TGV)^2. It was designed in such a way as to
provide intercity lines with a specific identity, more comfort and services
with an improved performance. In its current configuration, the train can
carry up to 267 passengers.
The Coradia Liner matches exactly the SNCF’s requirements in terms of
performance, comfort and services for passengers. It is fully accessible
thanks to platform-level boarding. On-board passenger traffic is made much
smoother thanks to spacious passenger areas perfectly suited to long-haul
journeys. New seats feature upholstered armrests, a power socket and a coat
hanger. The floor is coated with special material to reduce ambient sound.
Lastly, large bay windows and indirect interior lighting reinforce the feeling
of comfort for the passengers. The design of this new long-haul train,
specified in advance by SNCF, allows the company to offer a host of on-board
services to its passengers.
Innovative technical solutions will enable Coradia Liner to reduce travel time
on long-haul trips. Large gangways and platforms optimise boarding times.
Thanks to distributed power throughout the train, acceleration and braking
capacity are improved. The Coradia Liner is an economical train. Lighter than
the previous generation of long-haul trains, it will use significantly less
energy and its architecture has been designed to facilitate maintenance
operations. It is bimodal (electric and diesel) and complies with all current
European standards. It can travel on all tracks in the conventional network.
Coradia Liner belongs to the Coradia range of modular trains which benefit
from over 30 years’ experience and proven technical solutions. More than 3,000
Coradia trains are currently in circulation and have travelled more than 4
billion kilometres in Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, the
Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and Sweden.
Six of the ten Alstom facilities located in France will be involved in the
Coradia Liner project: Reichshoffen (design and assembly), Ornans (engines),
Le Creusot (bogies), Tarbes (traction systems), Villeurbanne (on-board
computers) and Saint-Ouen (design).
^1 This contract is booked in Q2 of the current fiscal year
^2 TER: transport express régional; TGV: train à grande vitesse is a
trademark of SNCF
Alstom is a global leader in the world of power generation, power transmission
and rail infrastructure and sets the benchmark for innovative and
environmentally friendly technologies. Alstom builds the fastest train and the
highest capacity automated metro in the world, provides turnkey integrated
power plant solutions and associated services for a wide variety of energy
sources, including hydro, nuclear, gas, coal and wind, and it offers a wide
range of solutions for power transmission, with a focus on smart grids. The
Group employs 93,000 people in around 100 countries. It had sales of over €20
billion and booked close to €24 billion in orders in 2012/13.
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