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Bombardier’s rail division has received an order for 36 Francilien train sets to be used in the Ile-de-France commuter system serving the Greater Paris region.

Berlin-headquartered Bombardier Transportation says the order is valued at US$303 million.

The order is part of a 2006 contract signed with France’s national railway system, Societe nationale des chemins de fer francais (SNCF).

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To date, 230 Francilien trains are in operation.

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