Mobility technology leader Bombardier Transportation announced today that it received an order for 19 BOMBARDIER OMNEO Premium double-deck trains from the French National Railway Corporation, Société nationale des chemins de fer français (SNCF) on behalf of the Hauts-de-France region. This call-off order is part of the contract signed in 2010 with SNCF to provide up to 860 double deck-trains to French regions and is valued at approximately 256 million euro ($291 million US), including price escalations based on best faith assessment of assumptions. This order is the result of an agreement signed on 16 March 2017 between the State and the Region to take over the management of the Balance of Territory lines (Trains d’Equibilibre du Territoire) and investment fund of 250 million euro for the renewal of rolling stock for these lines.
The Hauts-de-France region plans to roll out these new spacious, highly comfortable trains on the high-frequency Paris to Amiens and Paris to Saint Quentin – Maubeuge / Cambrai lines. The first trains are scheduled for delivery in 2022.