Rail technology leader Bombardier Transportation has received an order for nine Regio 2N train sets from the French National Railway Corporation, Société nationale des chemins de fer français Mobilités (SNCF) on behalf of the Greater Paris public transport authority, Ile-de-France Mobilités. This order is valued at approximately 96 million euro ($120 million US), including price escalations based on best faith assessment of assumptions, and is an option contained in a 2010 contract for a maximum of 860 trains signed with SNCF on behalf of the regions.
The Regio 2N, a spacious double-deck train, was designed to meet the expectations of passengers on lines serving the suburbs a hundred kilometres beyond the center of Paris. It features level accessibility at all stations, uncluttered onboard access platforms enhancing passenger flow to seating areas, air conditioning, a dynamic travel information system and power outlets for mobile devices. Also, it offers a lively interior color scheme to brighten up daily commutes.