The Alstom-Bombardier consortium has won the contract to design and manufacture the next generation of metro trains for Île-de-France Mobilités and RATP. The contract is for 44 trains, for a value of 530 million euros. The contract also includes options for up to 410 metro trains. Both companies have a 50 percent stake in the contract.
The new trains from the core order will run on three of Paris’s metro lines (3bis, 7bis, and 10). They will enter into service between 2024 and 2026. The trains from the contract options would then run on five other lines (13, 12, 3, 8 and 7).
The two companies will design the new steel-wheeled metro trains to increase availability and make maintenance easier. Passengers will benefit from improved accessibility, comfort and information displays. Additional features include USB sockets, CCTV, and heating and air-conditioning.