[FR] Paris: STIF and RATP order more MP14s for metro line 4

Alstom is to supply 20 extra MP14 metros consisting of 6 cars each to the STIF and the RATP. This purchase will be made through an order made by RATP end of January 2017. As per the STIF-RATP contract, it is funded 50% by STIF and 50% by RATP.

The order volume is 163 million euros and the fleet renewal is part of the automation and modernisation of line 4, the second most frequented line of the Paris metro. This option exercise is part of the MP14 framework contract signed in January 2015 between the RATP (mandated by the STIF and the SGP) and Alstom concerning the delivery of up to 217 MP14 trains over 15 years for a total amount of over 2 billion euros.

“Alstom is delighted to receive an additional order for this material, which will mobilise the entire French railway industry. This metro contains numerous innovations, in particular related to reductions in energy consumption and total cost of ownership,” says Jean-Baptiste Eyméoud, Alstom France General Director.

The MP14 trains will help to increase the capacity and quality of transport on the line, with a targeted global service equivalent to that of line 1. This option exercise will make it possible to maintain jobs in France for several years, concerning the seven Alstom sites that design and produce the metro (Valenciennes, Le Creusot, Ornans, Villeurbanne, Tarbes, Saint-Ouen and Aix en Provence) as well as its suppliers.