The railway manufacturer will deliver 98 additional cars to the Belgian National Railways Company (SNCB) under an agreement signed in 2015.
Alstom will deliver 98 additional cars to the Belgian National Railways (SNCB), as part of an agreement signed in 2015, the railway manufacturer announced on Monday. The amount of the order is estimated at 268 millions of euros and is part of a framework contract of 2015 for the supply of 1. 362 double level cars. So far, SNCB has ordered 747, specifies Alstom.
“This train offers SNCB a wide operational flexibility because its cars can either be operated as a multiple unit train or be towed by a specialized motor with other types of cars. These trains can reach a speed of 98 km / h on the Belgian electricity network as well as on cross-border lines with the Netherlands and Luxembourg “, it is indicated.
Assembly in Bruges and Valenciennes
“This order reflects the great confidence that SNCB has in our double level trains. We are in the delivery phase of this new mobility. More than one hundred passenger cars guaranteeing reliability and comfort are already operational on the Belgian network “, greeted Bernard Belvaux, CEO of Alstom Benelux, quoted in the press release.
is developed by Alstom in its center ituated in Valenciennes (France), while the cars are assembled at the Alstom sites in Bruges (Belgium) and Valenciennes (France).