) recently unveiled the first finished Léman Express regional train for the Franco-Swiss trans-border CEVA line at its Reichshoffen site in north eastern France. I
n total, 17 Régiolis trains from Alstom’s Coradia Polyvalent range have been ordered by SNCF, fully financed by the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region.
After nearly 24 months of tests in the Czech Republic, France and Switzerland, the first deliveries will begin this summer, with entry into commercial service scheduled for mid-December.
The trains have been adapted to the requirements of the trans-border CEVA line.
Configured in their suburban version, these 72m-long trains can accommodate up to 204 seated passengers at speeds of up to 140kph, in accordance with Swiss certification.
They can run on several voltages. To optimise passenger flows and reduce stopping time in stations, the Coradia Polyvalent Léman Express trains are equipped with low floors and seven doors on each side.
They are also the first trains to comply with the PRM-TSI standard relating to persons with reduced mobility.
Jean-Baptiste Eyméoud, senior vice-president of Alstom France, said: “Alstom is particularly proud to present this Coradia Polyvalent train, the first trans-border train from its range.
"It has used six of Alstom’s 13 sites in France, including the site at Reichshoffen for the design and assembly, as well as Alstom’s experts based in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes — at our Villeurbanne site — for all ‘on-board intelligence’, as well as the signalling products.”
In total, the design and manufacture of Coradia Polyvalent trains supports more than 4,000 jobs in France for Alstom and its suppliers.