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8/28/2007



Rail News: Passenger Rail

SNCF to outfit 172 trains with Bombardier's SEKURFLO 'intelligent' security technology



More than 170 new commuter trains that Bombardier Transportation is building for French National Railways’ (SNCF) Transilien Greater Paris/Ile-de-France suburban network will be outfitted with Bombardier’s own SEKURFLO “intelligient” transit security technology.

SNCF currently has ordered 172 high-capacity commuter trains — in all, more than 1,300 rail cars — from Bombardier. If SNCF exercises all remaining contract options, it’ll receive 372 trains, which Bombardier will design, manufacture and build at its Crespin, France, facilities. Train deliveries are scheduled to begin in November 2009 and continue until 2015.

Ridership on the Transilien Greater Paris/Ile de France network, which currently serves 4 million passengers per year, is increasing 5 percent annually on all lines.

Designed to help transit agency personnel enhance driver and passenger safety and deter theft and vandalism, SEKURFLO combines video management platforms with onboard systems integration to alert staff to potential emergencies and provide visual information to accelerate response. The video surveillance component was jointly designed and developed by Bombardier Transportation and March Networks™, a provider of IP-based video surveillance solutions.





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