Avelia Horizon consists of two innovative short-length, high-performance, and compact-power cars, and articulated double-deck coaches. Their design allows for a 20% increase in passenger capacity, enabling the train to accommodate up to 740 passengers when using the most efficient configuration.
“This order once again seals the success of very high-speed trains and the Avelia Horizon platform. This solution meets the technological, economic, and competitive challenges of SNCF, in an environment of strong passenger demand for low-carbon mobility solutions,” said Jean-Baptiste Eyméoud, President of Alstom France.
Maintenance costs will be over 30% lower than those currently recorded by SNCF Voyageurs in France. The train's maintainability is considered from the design phase, with a remote diagnostic system allowing predictive maintenance, which improves the trains’ reliability and availability. Thanks to its aerodynamic design and more efficient traction, the new generation of high-speed trains will consume 20% less energy than existing high-speed trains.
This is the second optional tranche from the Avelia Horizon innovation partnership framework agreement for this new generation of very high-speed trains, completing the 100 trains ordered by SNCF Voyageurs for commercial operation in France.