France: The order, worth €1.1 bln, is a part of an option to the 2019 contract with Ile-de-France Mobilités, a regional transport authority, for the delivery of up to 444 MF19 trains.
The trains delivered under the firm part, initially comprising 44 vehicles, will enter service on lines 10, 3bis, 7bis from 2025, while the trains to be delivered under the option are for lines 8, 12 and 13 and will enter service between 2027 and 2029.
The MF19 trains will have four or five cars, and those designed for unmanned GoA4 operation will have no driver’s cab. According to the manufacturer, the rolling stock will consume 20% less electricity than the MF77 trains that have been in service since 1978. This will be achieved through the use of electrodynamic braking and LED lighting.
Rendering of the interior of the future MF19 train for Ile-de-France Mobilités. Source: Ile-de-France Mobilités
Alstom is simultaneously fulfilling several contracts for the Paris Metro. From 2020, the manufacturer have been delivering the MP14 rubber-tyred EMUs. For the future lines 15 and 18, Alstom has been awarded a contract for the Metropolis unmanned trains.