The transport authority of Ile-de-France region STIF(1) and the Paris metro operator RATP(2) have ordered 14 additional MP05 metro trains to Alstom Transport, for a total amount of €127 million, funded at 100% by the STIF. The new trains are intended for line 14 of the Paris metro as part of the northbound extension of the line to Mairie de Saint-Ouen station. Deliveries will begin in 2014 and end in 2015.
MP05 metro which is part of the Alstom’s Metropolis range provides easy access for all. Its full low floor and end-to-end wide aisles, as well as the three large automatic doors per car, make for more efficient passenger flow at stations and for easier accessibility for persons with reduced mobility.
In terms of comfort, large bay windows provide space inside the metro train, while the highly colourful interior makes the journey even more enjoyable. Cooled ventilation renews the air and maintains a constant temperature. The installation of Alstom’s traction system ONIX coupled with the optimization of the bogies, reduce electrical and mechanical noise and limit vibration. Cameras and microphones linked to the control centre reinforce safety on board the trains.
This option is part of the contract signed on 20 October 2005 between RATP and Alstom, which involved an initial firm order for 49 trains. As of today, 42 of these first trains have been delivered and have covered more than 2.2 million kilometers.
MP05 trains are designed and manufactured in France at the Valenciennes plant. Alstom Transport’s other four facilities involved in the project in France are Tarbes for traction chains, Ornans for engines, Le Creusot for bogies and Villeurbanne for the on-board IT system and passenger information systems. The project brings 800 direct and indirect jobs to Alstom and its French suppliers.