Alstom has received an additional order for 15 new-generation Avelia Horizon very high-speed trains from SNCF Voyageurs

Published on 22/08/2022

The trains ordered are the new generation 4-voltage high-speed trains worth almost 590 million euros.

Alstom has received an additional order for 15 new-generation Avelia Horizon very high-speed trains from SNCF Voyageurs
@Alstom Advanced & Creative Design

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.

Karel Novak

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