Alstom, together with Île-de-France Mobilités, Société du Grand Paris (SGP), has presented the final rolling stock design for the future line 18 of the Île-de-France metro network. It is reported by Railway Supply magazine with reference to Railway Technology.


This latest generation automatic subway is designed and manufactured by Alstom. The first trains of the project are expected to start running on route 18 in 2026. The trains were developed by Alstom’s Advanced and Creative Design department in collaboration with Île-de-France Mobilités, SGP and Egis Rail to meet the specific requirements of line 18.

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The 47m three-car trains can accommodate up to 350 passengers and are designed to be 100% accessible to all categories of passengers. They include three wide doors in each car, wide corridors, wide aisles between cars and large panoramic openings at each end. The train cabin also has a variety of handrails and seating for passengers. In addition, the new vehicles have special seats for passengers with reduced mobility and space for wheelchairs.

Other amenities include Internet connectivity, USB ports and dynamic information screens, as well as state-of-the-art ventilation, air conditioning and heating systems.

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