TRAIN CONCEPT FOR GREATER PARIS
A study of train-concept in Ile-de-France
- Client: SNCF - Direction de la recherche et de la technologie
- Design: AREP
Awards and prizes
- 2006 - Janus de l'Industrie
In the framework of its Train of the Future research programme, SNCF, the French national rail operator, has commissioned AREP to design a concept commuter train for Greater Paris.
AREP has suggested an unusual structure for the multiple unit trainset, with alternating access cars and saloon and services cars, offering 100% free movement along the entire length of the trainset.
The new train is designed as a living space where passengers can choose how they spend their time aboard thanks to the diversity of layout and seating arrangements, with a light and airy service car with panoramic windows. The distinctive front end of the train identifies the future Transilien, offering a reassuring, user-friendly and familiar image.