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Bombardier lands billion-dollar order to supply commuter trains for France's SNCF

The French National Railways (SNCF) recently selected Bombardier Transportation to supply Ile-de-France commuter trains. The initial $1.7 billion order calls for Bombardier to supply 172 trains. If SNCF exercises options to purchase all 372 trains, the contract could reach $3.4 billion.

To operate on the Greater Paris/Ile-de-France suburban network, the trains will feature extra-wide cars with wide seats and doors. Each train will consist of seven or eight cars that can be operated as a double or triple unit, and carry up to 1,000 passengers.

The vehicles are scheduled to be delivered between 2009 and 2015.

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