Epilogue in sight in the soap opera of the RER B, which opposes since mid-January, Alstom to the RATP, agent of the contract for the modernization of this line, used by nearly a million passengers per day (before the health crisis).
The order provides for the supply of 146 new trainsets, for 2.56 billion euros, with the first deliveries scheduled for 2025. According to our information, an agreement has been reached, under the aegis of Ile de France Mobilité (IDFM) , the Parisian transport manager, which finances the modernization of this line.
The announcement of this agreement must be made official on Wednesday April 14, following an IDFM board of directors.
Letters were exchanged between stakeholders.
Alstom recognizes the contract and implements it in the name of the general interest and at the request of IDFM and its president Valérie Pécresse
”, confides a source familiar with the matter.
Neither the price nor the schedule are called into question.
On the other hand, “
since the award of the contract to Bombardier
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