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File photo of a Bombardier double-deck electric passenger train. (Handout)
File photo of a Bombardier double-deck electric passenger train. (Handout)

French rail operator to buy 30 more electric rail units from Bombardier Add to ...

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.

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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

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