Nov 24 Bombardier Transportation, the rail
equipment division of Montreal-based Bombardier Inc,
said it received an option order to build 40 OMNEO premium
double deck intercity trains for Normandy, France from French
state-owned railways company SNCF Reseau.
The deal, valued at about 585 million Euro ($620 million),
is the exercise of an option under a 2010 contract with SNCF to
provide up to 860 double deck trains to the French Regions.
"This is the first order for the newly designed Premium
version of our OMNEO double deck platform", said Laurent Bouyer,
president of Bombardier Transportation in France.
The new premium OMNEO double deck version has about 100
additional seats and will be rolled out in Normandy by the end
of 2019, Bombardier said.
The French regions have ordered a total of 253 trains of the
OMNEO product under the 2010 contract and the last train will be
delivered in early 2021.
(Reporting by Gayathree Ganesan in Bengaluru; Editing by