Alstom: SNCF orders 12 Avelia Euroduplex trains
(CercleFinance.com) - Alstom has announced receiving an order from SNCF Mobilités for 12 Avelia Euroduplex trains for a total of 335 million euros.
This order adds to that of 55 trains that are currently being delivered. The 12 trains will enter service in 2021 and 2022.
To date, 41 trains have been delivered and the first were entered into commercial service on 11 December 2016 between Paris and Bordeaux.
"The feedback from passengers who travel regularly on these very high speed trains is very positive. This order is excellent news for the sites that produce these trains and will, in particular, ensure the workload of La Rochelle and Belfort in 2020 and 2021, before the delivery of the new generation trains ordered in 2018. The production of these Avelia Euroduplex trains will represent employment for 400 people in La Rochelle and 120 people in Belfort," said Jean-Baptiste Eyméoud, Senior Vice President France at Alstom.
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