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SNCF: here are the future TGV seats

SNCF: here are the future TGV seats

SNCF: here are the future TGV seats

The train of the future, the TGV M, continues to evolve. This Wednesday, SNCF unveiled the new seats that will be fitted to the Inoui TGV from 2025, the date Alstom first delivers the new generation train. They were invented after five years of work by Nendo and AREP, responsible for the design of the entire TGV M.

These new seats, “resembling the shape of a polished stone,” notes Celine David, AREP’s design director, will be blue in second class (gradient from dark blue at seat level to lighter at the head). and red at first, “from bright burgundy to almost pinkish red”. All seats in second gear will be equipped with electrical outlets. The same is true in the first case: passengers will also have access to a USB connector. Everyone will have a reading lamp, a tablet and a storage compartment. New, the seat headrests will be adjustable.

“Like in a hammock”

These magnesium seats, 90% recyclable and 20% recycled, should make people forget about the TGV Océane seats, which were mocked for their hardness and the back pain they could cause, unlike the soft seats of the ancients. corals. “We worked hard on comfort,” says Celine David. They are deeper and the fabric used adapts to all body types. Travelers will feel like in a hammock. »

Lighter and thinner, they allow you to “make room” for the legs of passengers. “It will also be possible to place luggage under the seat, as is done on airplanes,” says Celine David.

“It is a very important moment for us to open this chair, which will accompany the daily life of the French. It will serve all the needs of our customers until 2060,” Christophe Fanische, CEO of SNCF Voyageurs, said on Wednesday.

As of 2025, the seats are still in the prototype stage. These new generation double-deck modular trains will have an additional 20% capacity. The first deliveries of Alstom are scheduled for the end of 2024.

Source: Le Parisien

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