All France articles – Page 3

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    First RER NG EMU emerges

    2019-10-18T09:56:00Z

    FRANCE: The first of 255 double-deck EMUs being built by Alstom and Bombardier for Paris RER lines D and E has been completed, and is expected to start testing shortly, Île-de-France Mobilités announced on October 18. The regional transport authority has committed to a complete replacement ...

  • Keolis has begun operating an electric bus rapid transit route between Bayonne and Biarritz
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    Bayonne – Biarritz e-BRT route launched

    2019-10-14T05:00:00Z

    FRANCE: Keolis has begun operating a 100% electric bus rapid transit route between Bayonne and Biarritz on behalf of public transport authority SMPBA . According to Keolis, the service is designed to be simple for passengers to understand and use, with the 30 stops having real-time ...

  • Refurbishment of Paris RER Line B MI84 EMU (Photo: Jean-Paul Masse).
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    Paris Line B train refurbishment underway

    2019-10-10T12:50:00Z

    PARIS: The refurbishment of 31 RATP-owned MI84 electric multiple-units used on Paris RER Line B is underway at Alstom’s Reichshoffen plant, with the first two expected to return to service in December. The similar SNCF-owned MI79 sets have already been refurbished. ...

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    Ouigo to link centres of Paris and Lyon from June 2020

    2019-10-07T13:10:00Z

    FRANCE: SNCF will launch Ouigo low-cost high speed services between the city centres of Paris and Lyon in June 2020. Until now Ouigo passengers between the two cities have been obliged to use trains that either start or finish outside the city centre of Paris or Lyon. ...

  • Toulouse has two metro lines, and a third is planned.
    In depth

    Toulouse: Transport investment for a growing population

    As Toulouse grows to become the fourth-largest city in France, it requires transport investment to keep up with the expanding population and to reduce car use.

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    Systra awarded Grand Paris Express contract

    2019-09-27T10:00:00Z

    Grand Paris Express FRANCE: Grand Paris Express metro project promoter Société du Grand Paris has awarded Systra a contract to provide technical project management assistance services for construction of the East and West sections of the future automated Line 15. What Systra described as ‘an ...

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    Alstom to supply ETCS for Paris – Lyon high speed line

    2019-09-25T08:12:00Z

    FRANCE: SNCF Réseau has awarded a framework contract to Alstom for the development, installation and maintenance of ERTMS equipment on LGV Sud-Est between Paris and Lyon. Valued at €52·5m, the contract announced on September 25 was awarded following a negotiated procedure and a prior call for ...

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    First ETR1000 trainsets arrive in France for testing

    2019-09-23T11:27:00Z

    Photo: Christophe Masse FRANCE: The first of two Trenitalia ETR1000 Frecciarossa trainsets arrived in France on September 19 for type approval tests in Bretagne. Trenitalia plans to launch a Paris – Milano high speed service in summer 2020 using a fleet of five ETR1000 trainsets ...

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    ​Keolis chief to head SNCF

    2019-09-19T10:37:00Z

    FRANCE: Keolis chief executive Jean-Pierre Farandou has been nominated as the next President of SNCF, with effect from the end of this year. He will succeed Guillaume Pepy , who had previously announced his intention not to seek a new mandate after more than a decade ...

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    SNCF selects CAF to supply inter-city fleet

    2019-09-18T14:14:00Z

    FRANCE: SNCF Mobilités has selected CAF as preferred bidder for a €700m contract to supply 28 electric multiple-units for medium and long-distance Intercités services on the Paris – Clermont-Ferrand and Paris – Limoges – Toulouse routes. There would be options for up to 75 more trainsets, ...

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    Brakes and HVAC ordered for next-generation TGV

    2019-09-11T08:00:00Z

    FRANCE: Alstom has awarded Knorr-Bremse a contract to supply the braking systems and heating, ventilation and air-conditioning for SNCF’s next generation of high speed trainsets In 2015 SNCF and Alstom formed a taskforce with preferred suppliers including Knorr-Bremse to develop the double-deck Avelia Horizon trainsets under ...

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    First Léman Express EMU enters service

    2019-09-09T15:52:00Z

    FRANCE: The first of 17 three-system Régiolis EMUs being supplied by Alstom to operate SNCF’s share of the Léman Express RER network in Genève entered service on September 4, operating regional trains between Annemasse and Evian-les-Bains.

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    ​Automated freight loco poised to start trials

    2019-09-09T10:52:00Z

    FRANCE: A four-axle Prima freight locomotive has been delivered to Alstom’s Belfort manufacturing site to be modified for testing as part of SNCF’s Train Autonome research programme.

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    Urban news

    ​RER Line A control centralised

    2019-09-05T15:35:00Z

    FRANCE: Operational control of Paris RER Line A has been concentrated at a single location with effect from September 2, although ownership of the route remains split between SNCF and RATP. Under a project launched earlier this year, the SNCF Réseau and SNCF Mobilités staff responsible ...

  • Geismar has supplied an automated carbide rail sawing and drilling machine for SNCF’s rail centre of excellence at Saulon.
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    Rail sawing and drilling machine installed

    2019-08-13T05:00:00Z

    FRANCE: Geismar has supplied an automated carbide rail sawing and drilling machine for SNCF’s rail centre of excellence at Saulon in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, the only workshop in France with a production line dedicated to short rails. The machine can be used to undertake precise cutting and drilling operations on rails ...

  • Alstom is to supply the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region with a further 10 four-car Coradia Polyvalent multi-system electric multiple-units for €70m.
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    Alstom to supply 10 EMUs to Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes

    2019-08-06T14:34:32Z

    FRANCE: Alstom is to supply the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region with a further 10 four-car Coradia Polyvalent multi-system electric multiple-units for €70m. The region has previously ordered 17 similar units which are scheduled to enter service on the cross-border Léman Express route to Switzerland in mid-December 2019. The latest batch ...

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    CDG Express trains ordered

    2019-08-02T09:18:50Z

    FRANCE: The Hello Paris consortium selected to operate the CDG Express airport rail link has ordered 13 electric multiple-units to run the service at a cost of €160m, Alstom confirmed on August 1. CDG Express will run for 32 km between Paris-Est and Charles-de-Gaulle airport Terminal 2, using a ...

  • The TGV Océane sets will be used on services from Paris Est as well as on routes to the west.  TGV ridership has rebounded strongly in recent months, SNCF reports.  Second class saloon on a TGV Océane trainset.
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    Ridership surge prompts SNCF to order more TGVs

    2019-07-31T13:39:23Z

    FRANCE: SNCF Mobilités announced an order for 12 double-deck TGVs on July 31 as part of its fleet renewal strategy. Branded TGV Océane by the operator, the Avelia Euroduplex trainsets are to be supplied by Alstom for use on routes between Paris and Metz and Nancy in eastern ...

  • Cameras fitted on the locomotive provided real-time images for the driver in the control centre, who accelerated and braked the train.
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    ‘Drone train’ completes first trial

    2019-07-10T11:09:26Z

    FRANCE: National operator SNCF has successfully tested a remotely-controlled train over a distance of 4 km in the Paris suburbs. Representing a key stage in SNCF’s programme to develop automated operations, the ‘drone train’ ran from Villeneuve-Saint-Georges to Juvisy and was driven from a control centre established at Vigneux-sur-Seine. ...

  • RENFE already uses its S100 trains on cross-border services between France and Spain.
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    RENFE seeks to take on the TGV

    2019-07-01T16:21:12Z

    FRANCE: On July 1, RENFE Operadora confirmed its intention to enter the French high speed passenger market, saying it had lodged the relevant applications with regulator Arafer, safety authority EPSF and infrastructure manager SNCF Réseau. The Spanish national operator would compete with incumbent SNCF on high speed routes initially ...