Bombardier Transportation will supply 33 OMNEO Regio 2N trains to French Railways, SNCF, for the Hauts-de-France region, for an amount of 565 million Euros. The traction equipment of the units will be developed at the Spanish factory in Trápaga.
The order is part of the framework agreement signed with SNCF in 2010 to provide a maximum of 860 trains to the French regions. To date, the French regions have ordered 491 trainsets from the OMNEO platform. The trains of this new order will be delivered gradually between 2024 and 2025. They will be equipped with ERTMS and will provide new rail services as part of the Picardie-Roissy project, which is planned to enter service in 2025.
The vehicles will have air conditioning and a heated floor, dynamic line plans in all passenger spaces, as well as adapted accessibility for people with reduced mobility. The layout of these new trainsets has been adapted to allow 620 fixed seats and 12 bicycle spaces per 135-metre train.