Francilien Z 50000
After a tricky start with many problems, the single deck Z 50000 electric train set has become the most reliable train in Ile de France. 360 units have been ordered from Bombardier (Crespin) in the north of France. At the beginning of September, 256 units are in service. 104 units remain to be delivered ( 81 for Saint Lazare, 8 for Paris-Nord and 18 for Paris-Est / Provins ). Deliveries will continue until 2022.
Saint Lazare will become 100% Francilien. Consequently, two older train types will soon disappear;
- the Z 6400 (inox) class of which 31 remain currently in service out of 75 originally, and
- all the VB2N loco hauled sets with BB 27300 assigned to Saint Lazare.
Regio 2N IDF
The order for 42 Bombardier Regio 2N double deck trains for Transilion Line R has been completely delivered since last May. Currently, the order for 19 units for RER D is being delivered. 7 units have been delivered by mid October and all should be delivered by the end of 2019.
The deployment on RER D will be on the branches Melun - Corbeil, and Juvisy - Corbeil - Malesherbes.
A further order has been placed for 73 Regio 2N units for Transilien line N. Delivery will begin in 2020. This order will ultimately eliminate all the VB2N + BB 27300/BB 7600 train sets.
RER NG (for new generation)
An order for a maximum of 255 new train sets was placed in 2017 with a consortium of Alstom/Bombardier after two unsuccessful invitations to bid. The new trains will be allocated to RER E ( 125 units ) and RER D ( 130 units ). The first firm order was for 71 trains of which the first 15 units will be allocated to RER D and the remainder to RER E.
The RER NG is designated X'Trapolis Cityduplex by the manufacturers. It will be an articulated EMU of the "boa" type (walk through). For RER D it will be 130 m long with 7 coaches of which 5 will be double deck and the coaches at each end will be single level. For RER E the units will be shorter (112 m) with 6 coaches, including 4 double deck. Other features of the NG train will include fewer seats but extra standing room compared to the Z 20500, extra doors, no step access from 920 mm high platforms, air-conditioning, but no toilets.
All the trains will be equipped or pre-equipped for NExTEO automatic train control.
Bombardier will manufacture the intermediate double deck coaches, and the air conditioning system as well as all the doors. Alstom will make the two single level coaches at the ends and the 8 motor bogies. Alstom will conduct final assembly of the train sets.
Delivery is expected to start in 2021. The first 15 (long) units will be delivered to RER D and will be serviced at Joncherolles, Paris-Nord. The remaining 56 units of the first firm order will go to RER E.
The first prototype RER NG train was produced in mid October 2019.