The MF 2000 or MF 01 is a model of steel-wheeled electrical multiple units used on Paris's Metro system. The cars first arrived in December 2007 and delivery will be completed by 2015. RATP ordered 160 trains or 800 cars in 2001, to replace the aging MF 67. It is used on Line 2, Line 5 and Line 9.
The MF 2000 was first introduced to the press on June 17, 2005, but it would not be until January, 2006 that the first trains would undergo testing on the system. Commercial service on Line 2 began on June 11, 2008, with all of Line 2 being equipped with the new rolling stock by March, 2011. Testing quickly commenced on Line 5, where two trains were initially deployed. Commercial service on Line 5 began on June 15, 2011, with nearly 25 trains in service as of April, 2012.
On February 9, 2011, the STIF voted to purchase MF 2000 stock for Line 9 at a cost of 330 million euros. Deliveries will take place in 2013, after all of the stock is delivered to Line 5, and will continue through 2016. The features of the Line 9 trains will be virtually identical to the trains on Lines 2 and 5, including the air conditioning systems. However, it is possible that the STIF livery will be displayed on these trains, marking the first time that a co-branded RATP/STIF livery will be seen on the Paris Metro rolling stock.
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