[FR] Alstom’s first Coradia Liners run on the Paris-Troyes-Belfort Intercity line

The first Coradia Liner V160 trains entered commercial service today, welcoming the first passengers on the Paris-Troyes-Belfort Intercity line (‘Ligne 4’). This new generation of main line trains has been developed from Alstom’s Coradia Polyvalent platform. Coradia Liner supports the policy of renewing Corail trains on Intercity lines.

In October 2013, SNCF ordered 34 Coradia Liners, the latest generation of Alstom main line trains, for approximately 350 million euros. This new material will mainly be deployed on non-electrified and partially electrified lines: Paris-Troyes-Belfort, Quimper-Nantes-Bordeaux-Toulouse, Paris-Amiens-Boulogne, Nantes-Lyon and Bordeaux-Lyon.

“Intercity passengers will benefit from new trains that are accessible, comfortable and very reliable. Coradia Liner has been developed from the Coradia Polyvalent platform which benefits from the return on experience of the 178 trains already delivered thanks to the excellent cooperation between the SNCF and Alstom teams,” said Jean-Baptiste Eyméoud, President of Alstom in France.

Coradia Liner V160 comes in two lengths (72 and 110 meter) and two types of engines (electric or bimodal diesel/electric). These trains can accommodate up to 269 passengers, and run at 160 km/h.

Railcolor: True, the first Coradia Liner’s were already in revenue earning service before 06.02.2017, but these sets were temporarily on hire for regional services. This item is about the TET services, the services for which the Coradia Liner v160 is being developed. Two pairs of loco-hauled stock now are replaced by the new Coradia’s. The remaining trains will be replaced gradually over the next months.