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Bombardier’s site in Crespin in Northern France will produce up to 60 trains a year to deliver by mid-2016 the 129 regional double-deck trains ordered by the Regions
Bombardier Transportation received an order for 49 additional Régio2N regional double-deck trains, as an option from the “Régio2N” contract signed with SNCF on behalf of the French Regions, on 24 February 2010. This additional order for 49 trains, which will be financed by the Regions, amounts to approximately 350 million euros ($ 474 million US).
The “Régio2N” contract signed with SNCF on 24 February 2010, foresees the production of a total maximum of 860 trains.
This order will increase the production rate of Bombardier’s site in Crespin (Northern France) up to a maximum of 60 trains per year. The first deliveries will start in June 2013 as foreseen and the total of 129 trains which have been ordered to date, will be delivered by mid-2016.
These new regional double-deck trains were created by Bombardier teams in Crespin, in the Nord-Pas de Calais Region. Bombardier will also design, build and test these vehicles at the site. As the largest industrial rail site in France and a partner of the Nord-Pas de Calais Rail Competitivity Cluster, the Crespin facility has a staff of 2,000, including 500 engineers and managers. It relies upon a wide network of local suppliers and sub-contractors. Several suppliers have decided to set up their operations next to Bombardier, in the Trans Avenir industrial park, reinforcing local employment opportunities and economy.