SAVING The consortium Alstom-Bombardier has won the contract for the manufacture of the RER new generation, one of the most important in the history of the railway…
good news economically for the North. The consortium Alstom-Bombardier has won this Wednesday, the contract of the RER new generation, one of the most important in the history of the railway in Europe, with a first tranche of 1.55 billion euros, and for which the total amount can go up to $ 3.75 billion.
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” The first firm of this market involves the delivery of 71 oars for an estimated amount of € 1.55 billion subsidized 100 % by the Syndicat des transports en Ile-de-France (Stif) “, announced in a press release, the Stif and SNCF. The consortium franco-canadian was almost assured to win the contract, after turning off the game of his only rival, the Spanish CAF, at the end of October.
trains of up to 130 m long
According to the optional controls, Alstom and Bombardier will be able to provide up to 255 trains of up to 130 m long : 125 for the RER D and 130 for the RER E. It is the contract “the largest ever financed by the Stif,” and “the biggest tender ever conducted by the SNCF on the rolling stock,” says this press release.
About 2,000 people will work on this project within the consortium Alstom-Bombardier, Bombardier’s site in Crespin, in the North, and eight Alstom sites in France : Valenciennes, Reichshoffen, Ornans, Le Creusot, Villeurbanne, Tarbes, Petit-Quevilly and Saint-Ouen. “More than 8,000 jobs are to be made available in France in the rail sector “, detail still the Stif and SNCF in france.
” Vigilant that this commitment is required “
For the chair (LR) of the region Ile-de-France and Stif, Valérie Pécresse, ” the positive effects of this command will be seen also on the rest of the network : 15 % of traffic on the RER A is made on the E-line extended that is to be delivered in 2022 up at Nanterre, and in 2024 up to Mantes-la-Jolie “.
” It is the recognition of the know-how of our workers, our engineers and our regional companies, it is the recognition of the industrial future of the Hauts-de-France “, said Xavier Bertrand, chair (LR) of the region Hauts-de-France, of which two plants will ensure the production.
For its part, the federation of the PCF in the North is looking forward to this assignment. “After the first statements of Alstom, the bulk of production of these trains should be carried out in France and especially in Valenciennes, note the federal secretary, Fabien Roussel. We remain vigilant to ensure that this commitment is kept. “
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