This additional order amounts to €162 million ($182.66 million) and is part of the framework contract signed with SNCF in 2010 to provide up to 860 trains for France’s regions. Bombardier received a separate firm order for 16 additional trains (160 cars) amounting to €245 million euro ($276.24 million). The given values include price escalations based on best faith assessment of assumptions. In total, Bombardier will supply 27 additional OMNEO Premium trains to SNCF for the Normandy Region.
The Normandy Region plans to roll out these trains on the lines linking Paris to Vernon-Rouen and Paris to Evreux-Serquigny. The first trains of this order will be delivered at the end of 2023. Once delivered, the region will have a fleet of 67 OMNEO Premium trains, which will be maintained mainly in the new Sotteville-lès-Rouen SNCF technicentre, as well as in Caen and Le Havre.
“Passengers will discover a new style of train travel with the Bombardier OMNEO Premium,” Laurent Bouyer, president of Bombardier Transportation France, said. “Our engineers have focused on allowing ample space for passengers, more seats and highly comfortable interior fittings. Designed and manufactured at our site in Crespin in the Hauts-de-France region, these trains are certified ‘Origine France Garantee.’”
In January 2020, Bombardier started delivering the first OMNEO trainsets from the initial order for 40 trains signed in November 2016 and these trains have already entered commercial operation. The Normandy Region is the first to order OMNEO trains. To date, 10 French regions have ordered a total of 455 OMNEO/Regio 2N trains.
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