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Alstom’s first X’Trapolis Cityduplex dual-voltage EMU starts operation in France

21 November 2023
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The first in France X'Trapolis Cityduplex dual-voltage EMU by Alstom
The first in France X'Trapolis Cityduplex dual-voltage EMU by Alstom Source: IDF Mobilités
Savenkova Ekaterina, Editorial Contributor to International Projects of ROLLINGSTOCK Agency
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Stolchnev Alexey, Russian Projects Editor, ROLLINGSTOCK Agency

France: A partially double-deck six-car EMU has been launched on a line between Paris and its suburbs. 

The train is designed for high occupancy, with more than half of the seats folding to accommodate more passengers during peak hours. Its 1.9 m wide doors allow passengers to take and leave the train faster and with more comfort. The trains will first be put into service on the RER E line, and later, at the end of 2024, on the RER D line.

The EMUs are supplied under a €3.7 bln framework contract with the operator SNCF. Alstom is expected to deliver 255 such trains with a top speed of 140km/h. The firm part is for 56 six-car trains for Line RER E and 15 seven-car trains for Line RER D. A six-car train is 115.5 m long accommodating 1,500 passengers, and a seven-car vehicle is 130.3 m long carrying 1,800 people. The operator gave these trains a new designation, RER NG, RER Nouvelle Generation.

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