FRANCE: SNCF has awarded Bombardier Transportation a €330m firm order to supply a further 42 seven-car and five eight-car train Francilien suburban electric multiple-units.

The contract announced on December 21 has been placed on behalf of Greater Paris public transport authority Île-de-France Mobilités, which is funding the order. The latest batch of units is intended for use on Transilien lines L, J and P.

The contract has been awarded within a 2006 framework agreement between SNCF and Bombardier Transportation covering up to 372 of the suburban EMUs, of which 360 have now been ordered and more than 240 are in service.