First Alstom NG RER train enters service
Posted on 20th November 2023 at 10:52
Alstom’s New Generation RER train carried passengers for the first time on Paris line E on 13 November.
The fleet of 225 Z58000 six-car trains will re-equip lines D and E over the next few years under an EUR 3.75bn contract.
Each train is made up of a 20m single-deck driving car with four or five 18m double-deck trailer cars; the driving cars and the two adjacent trailers are powered on all axles. Power rating is 4000kW for dc operation and 5000kW under ac electrification.
Ordered from a consortium of Alstom and Bombardier; Alstom subsequently acquired Bombardier Transportation. The body shells are manufactured at Cerska Lípa in the Czech Republic while final assembly takes place in Valenciennes and Crespin in northern France. The five car trains seat 501 passengers and the six-car trains have capacity for 604.
Henri Poupart-Lafarge, Alstom CEO, said, ‘It is with great pride that we celebrate the commissioning of the RER NG local train on line E. It is a special moment in the life of a project when a train meets its first passengers. It is also a source of pride for all Alstom employees, as this is the result of the hard work of each and every one, serving an important project for Île-de-France region and its residents’.
RER lines D and E are used by 1.23M passengers daily and the RER network was inaugurated in December 1977.
The first new generation line E train enters Haussmann-St Lazare station. (Alstom, Theo Moll)
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