Ile de France MP14 metro design revealed

1 June 2016  •  Author(s): Katie Sadler, Digital Content Producer, Eurotransport

Alstom has unveiled interior and exterior designs for the new Ile de France MP14 metro trainsets which will enter operation on Line 14 from 2019.

Ile de France MP14 metro design revealed

In 2015, Alstom was awarded a €2 billion framework contract by Régie Autonome des Transports Parisiens (RATP) for the delivery of 217 MP14 rubber-tyre metros over a 15 year period. The first part of the contract, for 35 trainsets, is worth €520 million and is financed by Syndicat des transports d’Île-de-France (STIF).

217 Ile de France MP14 metros delivered over 15 years

The vehicles will operate on the new northern extension of metro Line 14 in order to increase capacity. Subsequently, the trainsets will enter service on lines 4, 11 and Line 14 when the route is extended south of the Grand Paris Express to Orly.

The MP14 metros will feature improved accessibility to all passengers including large boarding areas, boomerang-shaped seats to increase the fluidity and capacity of the carriages, LED lighting to provide a feeling of security and air conditioning. The MP14 also offers a complete on-board video-protection and dynamic information system. 

Ile de France MP14 metro design revealed

Henri Poupart-Lafarge, Alstom Chairman and CEO, said: “We are proud to unveil this state-of-the-art metro, a reference in sustainable mobility, which will be appreciated by the Parisians for its comfort and reliability. The entire French rail industry has joined forces to create a competitive, innovative product with high standard of performance that will provide complete satisfaction to the inhabitants of Ile-de-France and, we hope, will be further confirmed in other orders.”

Ile de France MP14 metro design revealed

Valérie Pécresse, President of the Regional Council of Ile-de-France and Council President of the STIF, added: “I am committed to carrying out a transport revolution through the renewal of 700 trainsets, including the RER, by 2021. I have not forgotten the metro. With MP14, over 200 trainsets could be replaced for over 2 billion euros. This represents nearly one third of all the metros in Ile de France. The inhabitants of Ile de France will thus be able to ascertain the design quality of these new metros, particularly in 2019 on Line 14, then on the extension to Line 11 where the trains in circulation today were designed nearly 60 years ago.”

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