The railway company promises to train more modern, re-engineered for the mobility of each, and designed with eco-friendly materials.
more environmentally friendly, More spacious, more modern, less expensive to maintain... The gestation of the TGV M progress prior to the release of plant of this "train of the future", and its commissioning scheduled for June 2024, in time for the olympic Games in Paris, said the SNCF.
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Four years after the launch of the project, the first "cauldron", that is, the outer envelope of the train, was presented Thursday in the workshops at Alstom in la Rochelle, a foundation stone that must lead this project to the putting into circulation in the next four years. After La Rochelle, the trains will be later assembled in Belfort.summer Offer : Take advantage of the special offer 2 months for€ 1 I would like to subscribe
"Modernity, mobility, recyclable materials,"
"This is a train that will roll up to the olympic Games in 2024 in Paris, said the director of Voyages SNCF, Alain Krakovitch, stating that the first deliveries of ordered patterns Alstom will take place in the winter of 2023. TGV "M", because the qualities of this train to start most of the time by this letter, argues Alain Krakovitch.
in The first row, the "modernity". It will in particular be possible to configure the interiors, transform the first class in the second, and both operate under format Formidable that format of Ouigo, the TGV and low cost, he says.
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The mobility of the TGV M will also allow for people with disabilities in wheelchairs to be able to sail in full autonomy, without the need of assistance of any kind, from the dock to the low level of the train, thanks to a platform lift. The toilet also will be redesigned, says the SNCF. More generally, the design of the train was carried out "in close collaboration" with associations of wheelchair users, says the group. The train can also accommodate 740 passengers, 20% more than the trains of today.
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The ecology finally will have a place of choice in this train with 97% recyclable materials, reducing by 32% the emissions of CO2, 20% power consumption and 30% of the cost of maintenance. The practical side for future travellers, the windows will be widened, lighting will be adjustable and the air-conditioning system "more intelligent", says the SNCF. Intelligent also in terms of connection, since this train has to offer to the users a service of wi-fi, remote control, and internet network capable of adapting to innovations.