“Suite rapide” is a specialized train that is truly a production plant on wheels. It is designed to renew rail components, including tracks, ballast, and sleepers, quickly, thereby minimizing disruption to commercial rail traffic.
Currently, there are three “suite rapide” trains in operation in France. A contract for a fourth such train, designed specifically for high-density zones, has been awarded to ETF, EUROVIA’s subsidiary specializing in railworks (Eurovia is a subsidiary of the VINCI Group). The project is in response to a firm policy to renew rail infrastructure in the Île-de-France region.