In March Alstom received an order for 23 trains from Île-de-France Mobilités (the organising authority for the Paris area and the rest of the Île-de-France region) and the Société du Grand Paris. The vehicles, to be used on metro lines 16 and 17 of the Grand Paris Express, will consist of 3 cars each and together be worth approximately 100 million euros.
These trains will be able to circulate at speeds of up to 110 km/h in fully automated mode.
This new order was an option included in the contract signed in September 2018. 25 trains consisting of 6 cars each have already been ordered and are currently being developed. The first metros will leave the factory in 2022, with initial entry into commercial service planned for 2024.
Île-de-France Mobilités will be making these trains available to future operators.
Based on the solutions of Alstom’s Metropolis range, the new vehicles for lines 15, 16 and 17 will each be able to transport around 500 passengers in their three-car version (54 meters long) and around 1,000 passengers in their six-car version (108 meters long).
Source: Alstom press release