Friday, February 19, 2016

Normandy. New trains: the left on the alert – Ouest-France



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Yesterday, the Secretary of State for Transport, Alain Vidal , confirmed an investment of 1.5 billion euros to renew trains on four lines Intercity called structuring, through a tender. Paris – Caen – Cherbourg will “specific material since it takes him double-decker trains,” he said

The renewal could take the form of a direct order. the Canadian group Bombardier, who built the tram on tires Caen, or tender.

Thirty trains will be ordered from Alstom for other Intercity lines. “This command will change with the result of the consultation undertaken with the regions’ continued Alain Vidal, indicating discussions ” particularly advanced “ with several regions.

“salt Addition to the Normans’ the day before he had met the regional president Hervé Morin, came to offer him as Normandy resume governance Intercités Norman lines , managed by the state in return for new trains to Paris – Caen – Cherbourg and Paris – Le Havre. A meeting with the president Norman emerged confident.

A proposal that boosted the leftist opposition, which fears “salty addition” for the Normans “in consideration of a previous commitment. “

the full article in the edition Ouest-France the Saturday, February 20, 2016, and digital publishing.




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