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Monday, 6 June 2011

Alstom delivers its first 3rd generation Duplex TGV train set to SNCF

June 6, 2011

Alstom has delivered the first set of third-generation Duplex TGV trains to the French National Railway Corporation (SNCF).

These are interoperable, very high speed trains capable of travelling on all European rail networks.

SNCF had previously ordered 55 train sets from Alstom in June 2007 to operate on the new Rhine-Rhone high-speed line, which is scheduled to open in December 2011.

The trains will be able to travel up to a speed of 320km per hour on networks in France, Germany, Switzerland and Luxembourg.

The new-generation double-decker trains are designed to meet the latest requirements in terms of interoperability, comfort, operation and total cost of ownership.

The entire fleet of trains are scheduled to be delivered by 2014.


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