Regional train for Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur
Alstom showcased its first new-generation regional train, Régiolis, destined for the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur (PACA) region during an inaugural voyage between Marseille and Arles.
The PACA regional authority has ordered 10 train sets to boost its transport service by offering exceptional comfort on regional lines. Since December 2014, regional SNCF personnel have received training on the new train to prepare for its entry into commercial service on the Marseille-Avignon line in April 2015. The Régiolis trains will then run on the Avignon-Carpentras line.
72 metres long, the PACA Régiolis trains comprise four passenger cars with a seating capacity for 214 people. The interior offers a high level of comfort, with seats featuring individual reading lights and power sockets, bicycle and baggage storage spaces. The quality of the travelling experience is also enhanced by large windows and reduced noise levels. The low-level flooring throughout ensures universal accessibility.
Régiolis is the first train to meet the new STI PMR1 standard.
The cars features automatic passenger counters, enabling operators to better monitor train occupancy and usage, and thereby optimise their operations. The hybrid electrical and combustion engine enables extensive operational flexibility, as the train can be operated on both electrified and non-electrified tracks.
Régiolis is part of Alstom's Coradia range of trains.
To date, 184 Régiolis trains have been ordered by twelve French regional authorities and 56 trains have been delivered to nine French regions. Less than one year after being brought into service in 2014, Régiolis has already travelled a million kilometres. Additional trains are scheduled to enter service in 2015 in the Franche-Comté and Haute Normandie regions.
Tags are like keywords and makes it easy to find similar content. Click and you will see.