SNCF agrees to order TGVs under Belfort rescue package

SNCF is now testing the first of a build of 40 TGV Océane double-deck high speed trainsets ordered from Alstom at a cost of €1∙2bn to operate between Paris and southwestern France.

FRANCE: Having worked with the government to find ‘a balanced solution’ to maintaining employment at Alstom’s Belfort plant while modernising the TGV fleet ‘to deliver the greatest benefit for passengers’, SNCF announced on February 16 that it would be ordering 15 additional TGV Duplex trainsets for the Paris – Bordeaux ...

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