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Alstom will build another 19 MP14 trains for the Paris metro

Alstom will build another 19 MP14 trains for the Paris metro
photo: Alstom/Alstom
16 / 07 / 2021

The major Paris transport authority Île-de-France Mobilités has ordered an additional 19 metro buses with five MP14 cars with an Alstom cab for line 11, operated by the Autonomous Transport Authority of Paris (RATP). The 132m-euro contract is fully funded by the Ile-de-France region. The framework agreement signed by the RATP with Alstom in March 2015 provides for the delivery of 217 MP14 trains for 15 years and reflects the policy of Île-de-France Mobilités to modernize rolling stock.

The first contract under this agreement covered 35 MP14 trains with eight wagons for the automated line 14 of the Paris Metro. This was followed in January 2017 by an additional order for 20 trains with six wagons to operate without a driver on Line 4. A second additional order for 20 MP14 with five cars with control cabins for Line 11 was submitted in February 2018. The control cabin is designed to meet modern requirements, and in terms of ergonomics has been evaluated by RATP train drivers and health and safety specialists.

The first MP14 with eight wagons entered regular service on line 14 in October 2020. By the end of 2021, their number on line 14 will increase to 20. The first train with six wagons for automated line 4 is being tested. The assembly of trains with five wagons for line 11 began at the end of 2020, and testing of the first train on the RATP lines will begin in the summer of 2021.

The pneumatic MP14 trains are characterized by a high degree of comfort and safety. The climate control system maintains the temperature balance in the cabins at any time of the year. The cars are equipped with LED lighting, video surveillance and on-board devices for passenger information.

The electric regenerative brake reduces energy consumption and air pollution by up to 20%. Noise levels in wagons have been reduced by 40% compared to trains currently operating on line 11. The recycling rate is 95%.