French rail operator to buy 30 additional electric rail units from Bombardier

MONTREAL – French railway operator SNCF has exercised an option to buy an additional 30 Regio 2N double-deck electric passenger trains from Bombardier Inc. (TSX:BBD.B).

The Regio 2N double-deck electric train units are designed for use in intercity, regional and commuter services.

The order is valued at US$379 million and brings the total number of units that SNCF has ordered to 159, Bombardier announced Monday from Berlin, where its rail division has its global headquarters.

Bombardier Transportation says the trains will be delivered between June 2016 and April 2017.

Under a 2010 contract, SNCF has the option to order up to 860 trains from Bombardier for the French regions