MAN Nutzfahrzeuge has received three orders in the rail industry to supply 3200 engines, which will be delivered from next year onward until 2020.

French train manufacturer Alstom chose MAN engines to run its new Coradia Polyvalent railcar with diesel-electric drive. French rail operator SNCF will employ the train in France, with the first set to be completed in 2011.

French rolling stock manufacturer Socofer is replacing the old drives in its switchers with MAN’s eco-friendly diesel engines. About 500 SNCF’s upgraded rail vehicles will be put into service starting from the end of the year.

MAN Nutzfahrzeuge has also finalized a cooperation agreement with Voith Turbo to jointly develop an eight-cylinder V engine for rail applications, with production slated to start in the middle of 2011. The agreement initially provides for the supply of 700 engines.

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