This new tranche is valued about EUR300m, of which around EUR200m will accrue to Alstom Transport.

Financing for this tranche will be split 50-50 between STIF (Syndicat des transports d’Ile-de-France) and the RATP.

The trainsets are intended for use on line 9 of the Paris metro, and the deliveries will take place from May 2013 to August 2016.

RATP initial tranche of 44 trainsets for line 2 had already been exercised in July 2006, and a second option of 50 trainsets for line 5 had then been exercised in November 2007.

All the trainsets will eventually replace the existing RATP fleet on lines 2, 5 and 9 of the Paris metro network.

The first trainsets for line 2 were delivered in April 2008, and the deliveries will continue at a rate of 20 per year until April 2013 for the last trainsets for line 5.

Alstom Transport is in charge of general management for the project.

The various components and energy production sub-assemblies are manufactured at Alstom’s Ornans site, power electronic components for traction system at its Tarbes site and the on-board IT and passenger information systems at the Villeurbanne site.

The MF01 uses 30% less energy and is equipped with improvements in traction drive efficiency and an enhanced energy-recovery electrical braking system.