Bombardier gets order for 32 trainsets for French inter-city commuter lines

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a3024bd96c807cec75f85f6fbdc4b2eb Bombardier gets order for 32 trainsets for French inter-city commuter lines

A man stands on a platform at the Gare Saint Lazare train station, in Paris, Thursday, June 2, 2016. Bombardier Inc.’s rail division has received an order worth about US$444 million for 32 double-deck transets from France’s national railway company. The commuter trains will be used on three lines connecting the Centre-Val de Loire region and Paris. THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Markus Schreiber

MONTREAL — Bombardier Inc.’s rail division has received an order worth about US$444 million from France’s national railway company.

The 32 double-deck trainsets — with a total of 256 cars — will be used on three inter-city lines connecting the Centre-Val de Loire region and Paris.

Bombardier (TSX:BBD.B) says deliveries will be made from 2020 through 2022.

The order is part of a 2010 contract for Bombardier to supply up to 860 double-deck trains for French regions through SNCF Mobilites, the country’s national rail company.

To date, 10 French regions have ordered a total of 373 Omneo or Regio 2N trains under the contract.

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