Alstom will supply Île-de-France Mobilités and the RATP  with 20 MP14 metros, consisting of 5 cars each, for line 11 of the Paris metro for an amount worth 157 million euros. These options form part of the MP14 contract signed in March 2015 between Alstom and the RATP (mandated by Île-de-France Mobilités) concerning the delivery of up to 217 MP14 metros over 15 years for a total amount of more than 2 billion euros. The first firm part of the contract was for 35 metros. A first option for 20 metros was exercised in December 2016.
The new trains, which will replace the existing metros of Line 11 of the Paris metro, have a brand-new design and unprecedented levels of comfort and security. They will be equipped with new ergonomic seating, screens and dynamic maps for improved passenger information, LED lighting and video protection. The absence of separations between the carriages allows for total circulation inside the metro, thus optimising passenger flows.
The trains will consume 45% less energy than MP59 metros currently running on line 11 of Paris network. Their 100% electric braking system recovers energy and reinjects it into the network in the form of electricity, thus limiting the emission of fine particles from the brake pads.
“While the first MP14 metros ordered at the beginning of 2015, in their automatic versions for lines 4 and 14, take shape in our production site at Valenciennes, I am delighted by the renewed confidence of our customers, Île-de-France Mobilités and the RATP,” said Jean-Baptiste Eyméoud, President of Alstom in France.
Seven Alstom sites are responsible for designing and producing the MP14 metro: Valenciennes, Le Creusot, Ornans, Villeurbanne, Tarbes, Saint-Ouen and Aix-en-Provence.